[Snort-devel] Threaded snort

tlewis at ...255... tlewis at ...255...
Thu Jun 14 14:41:00 EDT 2001

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001 agetchel at ...358... wrote:

> Hi Siddhartha,
> 	No one ever said there wasn't an advantage to having Snort threaded,
> it was just stated that it probably wasn't going to happen. =)

On the contrary, I think that it will happen.

> I think
> everyone agrees that threading Snort to allow it to take advantage of
> multiple processors would help performance, but the real question is can
> this be done without hurting the portability of the code?  The answer was a
> resounding 'no'.

It might have been resounding, but it was not unanimous.

> I think that the Snort developers are on the right track
> when it comes to releasing Snort 2.0 to have the _capability_ to be
> threaded, but I sure wouldn't want to be the one to manage all those
> different source trees... =)

It will be one source tree and a simple one at that.  Threading is not hard.

Todd Lewis
tlewis at ...255...

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