>As I think I pointed out in another message, "it" is a guarantee of
cycles >and I/O to the routing protocols.
There is no "guarantee" in unix, so you cant answer the question with
your method. The best you can do is guess.
You can "guarantee" this by not giving the box other stuff to do....
Dropping packets occasionally can't be avoided without great
overexpenditure, so the best we can try for is "very infrequently"....
Umm.... yes, but that's orthogonal to the discussion.