Packet passing performance study on exotic hardware.

Julian Elischer julian at elischer.org
Fri Oct 8 11:07:51 PDT 2004



David Gilbert wrote:

>>>>>>"Scott" == Scott Long <scottl at FreeBSD.org> writes:
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>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.
>

there are also changes in B4->B7 that ar related to scheduling the 
packet delivery mechanisms..
They may not make much of a difference but...

It's good that we are finally getting the functionality to a point where 
we can start to worry about
performance again :-)


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>Dave.
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