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What kind of CPU usage are people seeing with Hotspot?

Mon May 09, 2005 6:11 pm

I have a Via 533mhz Mikrotik handling Hotspot for about 100 users on a decent bandwidth network. CPU usage has been hovering between 50% & 75%, depending on time of day. It seems this is rather high - is there any way to tell what specific functionality is taking up the CPU time (a 'top' command or such)?

I know the 533mhz CPU isn't terribly powerful, and per-user tracking of stats probably takes a good deal of time, but when we were doing P2P labeling & such of the same userbase (without Hotspot) the usage was only 5%-10%.

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Tue May 10, 2005 7:40 am

I'm running a similar platform, Via C3@533 and seeing about 5-10% with 45-50 users. This is just with hotspot, no p2p mangling. The traffic is rather light and there's not much p2p going on.
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Tue May 10, 2005 8:18 am

the more mangling and rules the more processor speed you are going to need.


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