[c-nsp] LAC/LNS Routers - 7200 EOL

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Dec 1 17:48:30 EST 2011

On 12/01/2011 09:10 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, sthaug at nethelp.no<sthaug at nethelp.no>  said:
>>>> While I agree that it's not optimal, but is it atypical? Isn't JunOS the
>>>> same? All the important things running in single flat process, which has
>>>> its own scheduling and memory management. Unix in the background being just
>>>> an afterthought, really a way to bootstrap it all up.
>>> No, there are a bunch of separate Unix processes on JUNOS handling
>>> different things.
>> rpd. 'Nuff said.
> That's one process that handles a bunch of stuff (but far from
> everything); that's hardly a "single flat process, which has its own
> scheduling and memory management".


The routing protocol process daemon (RPD) is the most complex process in 
a Junos OS system. It not only contains
much of the actual code for routing protocols, but also has its own 
scheduler and memory manager.

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