Patent Number: 8,792,498

Title: System and method for enhanced updating layer-2 bridge address table on asymmetric multiprocessing systems

Abstract: The exemplary embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for optimizing the aging and learning processes. One embodiment relates to a system comprising a shared memory, a plurality of forwarding cores in communication with the shared memory, wherein each forwarding core includes a local memory, and an arbitrator core in communication with the forwarding cores and the shared memory, wherein the arbitrator core receives forwarding information from a plurality of forwarding cores, wherein each of the forwarding cores includes a local memory storing local forwarding tables, synchronizes the forwarding information from each of the local forwarding tables to generate a temporary working table, sorts the temporary working table into a predetermined array, generates a master forwarding table from the temporary working table, and distributes the master forwarding table to each of the forwarding cores.

Inventors: Yakan; Medhat R. (Nepean, CA)

Assignee: Wind River Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018