Packet passing performance study on exotic hardware.

David Gilbert dgilbert at
Fri Oct 8 08:37:23 PDT 2004

>>>>> "Scott" == Scott Long <scottl at> writes:

Scott> Interesting results.  One thing to note is that a severe bug in
Scott> the if_em driver was fixed for BETA7.  The symptoms of this bug
Scott> include apparent livelock of the machine during heavy xmit
Scott> load.  You might want to update and re-run your tests.

Sorry.  I should have made it clear that I applied the patches to the
em from the tree by hand.


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