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Bug#573406: marked as done (src:linux-2.6: please use CONFIG_IP_FIB_TRIE)

Your message dated Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:05:08 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #573406,
regarding src:linux-2.6: please use CONFIG_IP_FIB_TRIE
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Package: src:linux-2.6
Severity: wishlist

please use CONFIG_IP_FIB_TRIE in the future.

This improves lookup performance if you have a large number of

LC-trie is a longest matching prefix lookup algorithm which
performs better than FIB_HASH for large routing tables. But, it
consumes more memory and is more complex.

LC-trie is described in:

IP-address lookup using LC-tries. Stefan Nilsson and Gunnar
Karlsson IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications,
17(6):1083-1092, June 1999 An experimental study of compression
methods for dynamic tries Stefan Nilsson and Matti Tikkanen.
Algorithmica, 33(1):19-33, 2002.

it has been in the kernel since 2.6.13, is actively maintained
and mature. while it does not hurt the run-of-the-mill desktop or
server setup in any way it will drasticly improve performance for

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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Version: 2.6.39~rc4-1~experimental.1

This was made moot by the removal of fib_hash in 2.6.39; there is no
longer any choice but fib_trie.


Ben Hutchings
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.

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