BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

Back in September, The Register’s networking desk chatted to a company called Teclo about the limitations of TCP performance in the Linux stack.

That work, described here, included moving TCP/IP processing off to user-space to avoid the complex processing that the kernel has accumulated over the years.

It’s no surprise, then, to learn of other high-performance efforts addressing the same issue: both the BBC in its video streaming farms; and CloudFlare, which needs to deal with frequent packet flood attacks.

BBC's kernel bypass