IEICE Communications Express
Online ISSN : 2187-0136
ISSN-L : 2187-0136
Estimation of the packet processing time of hosts in the presence of interrupt coalescence
Khondaker M. SalehinRoberto Rojas-Cessa
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2015 Volume 4 Issue 2 Pages 55-60

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We propose a method to measure the packet processing time (PPT) of remote hosts that use network interface cards (NICs) with interrupt coalescence (IC). The model is based on sending a pair of probe packets. The proposed method first detects whether the host under test uses IC and then measures PPT. The presented experimental evaluation under 100- and 1000-Mb/s transmission speeds shows that the proposed method consistently measures PPT with high efficacy.

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