Realtek 8139 with rl(4) driver -> Poor performance
pyunyh at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 16:41:03 PST 2008
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 06:01:58PM -0500, Gabriel Lavoie wrote:
> I recently built a new system to use as a home server. This system has
> an Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200, 4GB RAM and an Asus P5KPL-CM motherboard
> which has an Atheros L1E network adapter, not yet supported on FreeBSD. For
ale(4) was committed to HEAD. If you're using lastest stable/7
see the following URL.
> now, I use a Realtek 8139 PCI adapter that uses the rl(4) driver, but the
> upload performances are really poor (under 1 MB/sec). Is there any way to
> improve the performance with this driver? This adapter was in a Linux system
> with a Pentium III processor before and I could upload/download at around 10
> MB/sec in my local network with no problem at all.
There was a bus_dma(9) bug in rl(4) and it was fixed in HEAD.
How about rl(4) in HEAD? I guess it would build with minor
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