vmware3 - causing local net downstream 1/14 original
speed, but upstream unchanged?
wrightcs at comcast.net
Sun Dec 26 16:54:28 PST 2004
At 07:19 AM 12/24/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>Jonathan Wright wrote:
>>After installing vmware3 and recompiling the kernel for various vmware3
>>changes, I now get about 1/14 the speed for all local network traffic
>>downstream. *Upstream however, everything is about what it used to be.
>>There are no other problems - strange kernel or vmware error messages,
>>and the speed of vmware3 and my native bsd programs are excellent. This
>>occurs after vmware3 is installed. Vmware3 does not have to be running
>>for the downstream speed issue to be present.
>When you say "VMware does not have to be running", I assume you mean a
>virtual machine is not running. VMWare puts your interface in promiscuous
>mode. IIRC, the interface remains in promiscuous mode even when VMWare is
>not running (unless you stop disable vmnet or use ifconfig -promisc to
>disable promiscuous mode on your interface). I'm wondering if for some
>reason promiscuous mode is affecting your speed.
>What happens if you exit out of a VMware virtual machine and then run the
> # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/001.vmware.sh stop
>Does your performance improve? If not, check to make sure the interface is
>no longer in promiscuous mode (look for the word "PROMISC" in the first
>line of output when you run "ifconfig vr0"). You can manually disable
>promiscuous mode by running the following command:
> # ifconfig vr0 -promisc
Thank you. I tried the suggestion (001.vmware.sh stop, which did get both
drivers out of promiscuous mode), and it gave an improvement, but it was
strange. Instead of the ~500KB/s downstream I got anywhere from ~500KB/s
to ~1500KB/s. I noticed that the more I downloaded, the more it would fall
to ~500KB/s and would then hover there.
Your suggestion got me to wonder if some other thing may not be unloading
when running 001.vmware.sh stop. And I noticed that the bridge kernel
modules were not unloaded, and would not unload manually if using kldunload.
Without going into further detail, I found if you just don't use bridging
at all, downstream will be the correct speed. So I changed to Host-Only
and put in a NAT and whalla no problems.(typical 6-7MB/s):)
I still wonder what the cause of the slow downstream in the bridging
was. Either way, this is a better solution since I now have easier control
of my Windows machine's network resources.
Thanks for all your help!
>What is vr0 plugged into (hub or switch? brand?)?
LinkSYS 5 port switch. (model EB1040)
> You must change this at boot time by added the following in
> /boot/loader.conf and then rebooting your system:
>>Below are the configuration options I set, and my system information.
>>I appreciate any help!
>>5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE
>>kernel is GENERIC plus these options:
>> options NET_WITH_GIANT
>> options HZ=1200
>>/boot/loader.conf (contains only):
>>/etc/sysctl.conf (contains only):
>>VMware settings (I'm only using bridged)
>> vmnet1.Bridged = "YES"
>> vmnet1.BridgeInterface = "vr0"
>> vmnet1.HostOnlyAddress = "192.168.0.1"
>> vmnet1.HostOnlyNetMask = "255.255.255.0"
>>* - Speeds measured with bsd programs (outside the VM). Tried both FTP
>>and a Samba connection to a machine that normally gives out data at 7MB/s.
>>Copyright (c) 1992-2004 The FreeBSD Project.
>>Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
>> The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
>>FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #6: Sun Dec 19 17:26:36 CST 2004
>> jonathan at jonathan.bluegrass:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/JDW
>>WARNING: Network stack Giant-free, but aio requires Giant.
>> Consider adding 'options NET_WITH_GIANT' or setting debug.mpsafenet=0
>>Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
>>CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) processor (1100.04-MHz 686-class CPU)
>> Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x642 Stepping = 2
>> AMD Features=0xc0440000<RSVD,AMIE,DSP,3DNow!>
>>real memory = 603914240 (575 MB)
>>avail memory = 581304320 (554 MB)
>>npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
>>npx0: INT 16 interface
>>acpi0: <VT8371 AWRDACPI> on motherboard
>>acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
>>Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
>>acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x4008-0x400b on acpi0
>>cpu0: <ACPI CPU (3 Cx states)> on acpi0
>>acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
>>acpi_button1: <Sleep Button> on acpi0
>>pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port
>>0x6000-0x607f,0x5000-0x500f,0x4080-0x40ff,0x4000-0x407f,0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
>>pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
>>agp0: <VIA 82C8363 (Apollo KT133A) host to PCI bridge> mem
>>0xe8000000-0xebffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
>>pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
>>pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
>>pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
>>isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
>>isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
>>atapci0: <VIA 82C686B UDMA100 controller> port
>>0xd000-0xd00f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 7.1 on pci0
>>atapci0: Correcting VIA config for southbridge data corruption bug
>>ata0: channel #0 on atapci0
>>ata1: channel #1 on atapci0
>>uhci0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xd400-0xd41f irq 7 at device 7.2
>>usb0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci0
>>usb0: USB revision 1.0
>>uhub0: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
>>uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
>>ums0: Logitech USB Optical Mouse, rev 1.10/21.00, addr 2, iclass 3/1
>>ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
>>uhci1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xd800-0xd81f irq 7 at device 7.3
>>usb1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci1
>>usb1: USB revision 1.0
>>uhub1: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
>>uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
>>pci0: <bridge, PCI-unknown> at device 7.4 (no driver attached)
>>sym0: <875> port 0xdc00-0xdcff mem
>>0xef000000-0xef000fff,0xef001000-0xef0010ff irq 11 at device 9.0 on pci0
>>sym0: Tekram NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-20, SE, parity checking
>>vr0: <VIA VT3043 Rhine I 10/100BaseTX> port 0xe000-0xe07f mem
>>0xef002000-0xef00207f irq 10 at device 15.0 on pci0
>>miibus0: <MII bus> on vr0
>>amphy0: <Am79C873 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
>>amphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
>>vr0: Ethernet address: 00:50:ba:04:37:16
>>pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 17.0 (no driver attached)
>>pci0: <input device> at device 17.1 (no driver attached)
>>fdc0: <floppy drive controller> port 0x3f7,0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
>>fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
>>ppc0: <Standard parallel printer port> port 0x278-0x27f irq 5 on acpi0
>>ppc0: Generic chipset (EPP/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
>>ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
>>ppbus0: IEEE1284 device found /NIBBLE
>>Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0:
>>ppbus0: < Brother MFC 4350> HBP,PCL4
>>plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
>>lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
>>lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
>>ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
>>atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
>>atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
>>kbd0 at atkbd0
>>pmtimer0 on isa0
>>sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
>>sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
>>sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
>>sio0: port may not be enabled
>>sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
>>sio0: type 8250 or not responding
>>sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
>>sio1: port may not be enabled
>>vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
>>Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1100043983 Hz quality 800
>>Timecounters tick every 0.833 msec
>>acpi_cpu: throttling enabled, 2 steps (100% to 50.0%), currently 100.0%
>>ad0: 8693MB <WDC AC29100D/J74OA30K> [17662/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA66
>>acd0: DVDROM <DVD-ROM DVD-16X6S/DSG2> at ata1-master UDMA33
>>Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
>>cd0 at sym0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
>>cd0: <PLEXTOR CD-ROM PX-40TW 1.04> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
>>cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit)
>>cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present -
>>Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
>>WARNING: driver "vmmon" used unreserved major device number 200
>>vmmon: Module vmmon: registered with major=200 minor=0 tag=$Name:
>>build-570 (3.2.x mvm) $
>>vmmon: Module vmmon: initialized
>>vmnet1: Ethernet address: 00:bd:15:76:00:01
>>vr0: promiscuous mode enabled
>>vmnet1: promiscuous mode enabled
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