designing new freebsd server for amd64 arch

Tom Shafron phred1975 at
Tue Apr 19 13:17:10 PDT 2005

--- Vivek Khera <vivek at> wrote:
> On Apr 19, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Tom Shafron wrote:
> > I haven't experienced problems with the onboard
> bge
> > NICs on my Tyan 2882... but now you have me
> nervous...
> > do you have a link to people discussing the issues
> > that I can check out?
> >
> See the thread "Tyan k8sr lockups" on this very list
> from earlier this 
> month.  You have to be doing *very* heavy network +
> very heavy disk i/o 
> at the same time to cause instability.  once I
> replaced it with an 
> intel NIC it has been 100% stable (going on 2 weeks
> now and ever 
> increasing load)

What do you consider very heavy load in Mb/s for both
network and disk IO traffic?  I'd like to bring it up
to that level and test how it handles it...

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