[c-nsp] ISR 4451-X route table size

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Thu Jan 15 03:06:02 EST 2015

On Thursday, January 15, 2015 03:06:05 AM Lukas Tribus 

> As for the ASR1k, QFP based forwarding just never felt
> that "hardware" to me. It only works through massive
> parallelization, packets are passed to a free PPE thread
> which "runs through a feature chain in software" [2]. Of
> course some/a lot of steps in the packet forwarding
> process are hardware assisted, but does this make QFP a
> real hardware based forwarding engine? I don't think so.

A reasonable argument that I generally tend to agree with, 

> Perhaps the software- vs hardware-forwarding distinction
> is just becoming obsolete with those platforms, as the
> technical reality is somewhere in between.

... this is what it is :-).

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