This section describes a little about the FD.io network stack and describes some benefits:
Layer 2 - 4 Network Stack
Fast lookup tables for routes, bridge entries
Arbitrary n-tuple classifiers
Control Plane, Traffic Management and Overlays
Support for standard Operating System Interfaces such as AF_Packet, Tun/Tap & Netmap.
Network and cryptographic hardware support with DPDK.
Container and Virtualization support
Para-virtualized interfaces; Vhost and Virtio
Network Adapters over PCI passthrough
Native container interfaces; MemIF
Universal Data Plane: one code base, for many use cases
The same binary package for all use cases.
Out of the box production quality, with thanks to CSIT.
For more information, please see featuresbyrelease for the complete list.
For more on the TCP Host Stack press next.