Does adding additional L5 rules increase processing time? I recall back in the day of the CSS 11000, it was claimed the box was not impacted by additional rules and processed at near line rate. Obviously, adding your first L5 rule for a given VIP will increase processing by the delayed binding, but is this increased when adding additional L5 rules for the same VIP? Or does the rule matching algorithim use a hash function that doesn't cost extra to find additional matches, much like the Catalysts' TCAM processing?
If there's a CCO doc detailing this -- couldn't find one -- that would be even better.