New driver coming soon.

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Mon Jun 4 22:24:25 UTC 2007

> Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 22:02:21 -0700
> From: "Kip Macy" <kip.macy at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> On 6/3/07, Wilkinson, Alex <alex.wilkinson at> wrote:
> >     0n Thu, May 31, 2007 at 03:19:44PM -0700, Jack Vogel wrote:
> >
> >     > FreeBSD customer base has been miniscule so not much has
> >     > been done to the code, maybe someday in my spare time :)
> >
> > "miniscule" ? That's scary to hear :(
> Until the last year, FreeBSD lagged in network performance, so trying
> to push 10 GigE on it was not all that compelling.
> FreeBSD is fast becoming competitive again. I also see a number of
> non-technical factors that may drive a resurgence of interest in
> FreeBSD.

It appears that it is very competitive and the vendors (or at least one
vendor) is aware of it. When we were having issues with getting
acceptable performance with Linux (no, I don't know which one), the
Chelsio engineer suggested that we try FreeBSD-current to see if it
might not do better.

I must admit that I found this way cool and really appreciate all of the
work you, Drew, Andre, jhb and others have done to make this happen.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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