Best gigabit network interface for FreeBSD?
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 03:14:47 PDT 2006
On 9/3/06, Brett Glass <brett at lariat.net> wrote:
> Was going to post this to net@, but figured I'd get a bigger
> audience and better answers on this list. (Please copy responses to
> me as well as the list to make sure I see them.)
> I'm building a machine which is going to have very high network
> loads, but can't really use a TCP/IP "accelerator" because much of
> the traffic won't be TCP. What, as of now, is the most capable
> gigabit Ethernet interface for FreeBSD? Which has the cleanest,
> simplest driver? The most onboard buffer space to prevent overruns
> and underruns? The fastest bus interface? The least interrupt
> overhead (important because interrupts in FreeBSD 6.x are
> relatively expensive)? I have some Intel "em" interfaces available
> to me, but have been told that while the driver is well supported
> they are quirky and not the best choice.
Stay away from cards with a Marvell or RealTek chip.
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