em0: data transfer
killing at multiplay.co.uk
Thu Sep 15 11:13:54 PDT 2005
Check to ensure that nothing else is on the same interrupt as em0.
If it is move the card / reallocate the IRQ in the BIOS.
Steve / K
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Kirchner" <dpk at dpk.net>
To: "Alex Prokhorenko" <freebsd-list at prokhorenko.net>
Cc: <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>
Sent: 15 September 2005 18:36
Subject: Re: em0: data transfer
On 9/15/05, Alex Prokhorenko <freebsd-list at prokhorenko.net> wrote:
> We have the following network card em0: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network
> Connection, Version - 1.7.35> being controlled by 5.4-STABLE/SMP.
> The problem that we face lies in low data transfer speed from server
> to network. The card is connected to 100Mbps port of the switch
> (setting speed/duplex or autoselect option does not have any influence
> on the results). If there is a file downloaded via FTP from the server
> the speed is hardly higher than 4MBps. However, there is a flaw: if we
> launch trafshow -npi em0 outgoing transfer speed will immediately rise
> up to 12MBps, if we stop trafshow we get the low speed problem again: 4MBps.
> Please, help us locate the reason of such a low data transfer speed.
I can't state for a fact this is the problem, but I've found that
disabling ACPI in the kernel (and of course as a module) increases
transfer rates significantly.
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