decreasing interrupt CPU load
gemini at geminix.org
Wed Oct 20 13:16:43 PDT 2004
Oleg Gawriloff wrote:
> Hello, Eric!
> You wrote to "Oleg Gawriloff" <barzog at telecom.by> on Wed, 20 Oct 2004
> 08:08:32 -0500:
> EA> I've had really great performance with the em NICs, and bad experiences
> EA> with bge's (the hardware is flaky).
> OK, we'll try. Is there any problems with any of supported chipsets in
> em-driver with polling? There many negative answer about polling support
> in fxp on 82550, and good answers about 82558 and 82559 with fxp-driver.
Since you mentioned earlier that you run this on an SMP system, are you
aware that device polling is available only for single CPU kernels, that
is, not in SMP mode? This is poorly documented, unfortunately. You can
find out about it by looking at the first couple of lines of
Depending on what else you do on this server you might be better off
with running it in single CPU mode, with device polling enabled (kernel
compiled with DEVICE_POLLING and HZ=1000). This could make a
considerable difference with the fxp driver already. I suggest to try
it out before you start making changes to the hardware.
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