[hackers] Re: Realtek
alex at dynaweb.ru
Thu Mar 27 05:38:25 PST 2003
That's a real myth about Realtek :0)
We're using them on all our FreeBSD machines for over 5 years without
any problems. Driver is working fine.
Speed and reliability is OK. So I for one can even offer to choose them
instead of 3COM as in Russia you can easily get 2 from the 3 3COM cards
that is not 3COM indeed :0) Not so for cheap Realteks :0)
David Gilbert wrote:
>>>>>>"Kirill" == Kirill Ponomarew <ponomarew at oberon.net> writes:
>Kirill> Hi, On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 11:46:43AM -0300, Pablo Morales
>>>Someone said that the realtek 8029 and 8139 ethernet cards are the
>>>worst cards ever made. My boss is planning to make a great buy of
>>>this cards for a communication project ( the reasons is obius, the
>>>cost of this cards ) I'm trying to persuade him to by 3com ethernet
>>>cards, but I need technical information to demostrate him that it's
>>>not a good inversion to buy those kind of cards.
>>>Can someone give a good explanation of that or at least where can I
>>>find information about it?
>Kirill> please read comments in /usr/src/sys/pci/if_rl.c
>It's worth noting that there's a scale to all this. The driver
>comments imply that the card will push 100Mb if you have enough power
>in the CPU ... defined as 400Mhz. Given the price of this card
>... and the fact that less-than-400Mhz CPU's are rather rare, and that
>this is only an issue for high bandwidth applications ... the rl cards
>might fit for you.
>We use them extensively in workstations... even diskless. The reason
>being that with modern processors, they perform adequately ... and
>although they take up extra CPU ... CPUs are rather under-utilized
>resources in most workstations.
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