re(4) driver dropping packets when reading NFS files

YongHyeon PYUN pyunyh at
Tue Dec 27 18:14:42 UTC 2011

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 10:55:50PM -0500, Rick Macklem wrote:
> Way back in Nov 2010, this thread was related to a problem I
> had, where an re(4) { 810xE PCIe 10/100baseTX, according to the
> driver } interface dropped received packets, resulting in a
> significant impact of NFS performance.
> Well, it turns out that a recent (post r224506) commit seems to
> have fixed the problem. It hasn't dropped any packets since I
> upgraded to a kernel with a r228281 version of if_re.c.
> So, good news.
> Thanks to those maintaining this driver, rick
> ps: If you have a need to know which commit fixed this, I can
>     probably test variants to find out. Otherwise, I'm just
>     happy that it's fixed.:-)

Glad to know the issue was fixed.  Probably the change made in
r227593 or 227854 might have fixed it.

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