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SubjectKernel hooks just to get rid of copy_[to/from]_user() and syscall overhead?

I have to implement a system which grabs udp packets off a gigabit connection,
take some basic action based on what they contain, repack their data with a
custom protocol header and send them through a gigabit ethernet interface on

I know how to do this in userspace, but I need to know if doing everyting in
the kernel would show a considerable speed improvement due to removing
syscall and memory copy overhead. The system will be quite stressed, having
to deal with around 15-20000 packets/second.

I didn't want to start this e-mail with an excuse, so I delayed it until here
:). I appologise if this isn't the right place to ask, it seemed that way to
me. I wasn't able to find sufficient and coherent information about this
issue on the internet or on this mailing list's archives, so I decided to ask
you people directly.

Thanks for your time,
Mihnea Balta

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