[Bro] Core affinity on AMD Opteron 6276

erik clark philosnef at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 04:20:12 PST 2017

Ralph, you may want to look back at the archives. Michal and I think Justin
had posted an extensive discussion on how to identify and pin cpus. See:


The suggested lstopo is a very good way to enumerate your cores, as
indicated in that thread. :)

Also, regarding 32 workers, we are handling 6Gb/s traffic with af_packet
with just 18 workers, minimum memory usage, but fairly high rate of cpu
usage. Our drop rate is under .5% across all workers.

Lastly, read the Bro bit here:


We have found that this is indeed fairly accurate with regards to worker
count and pps consumption by bro.
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