Patent Number: 8,880,632

Title: Method and apparatus for performing multiple DMA channel based network quality of service

Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling packets received from a server over a network based upon quality of network service on DMA channels includes inspecting a packet received by a network device, classifying the inspected packet with the network device based on one or more class of service identifiers in the packet, assigning with the network device the classified packet to one of a plurality of DMA rings associated with a DMA channel based on the one or more class of service identifiers in the packet, and moving the assigned packet to a host memory based upon the assigning.

Inventors: Michels; Tim S. (Greenacres, WA)

Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/167 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00