Realtek 8139 with rl(4) driver -> Poor performance

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at
Sun Nov 16 16:41:03 PST 2008

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 06:01:58PM -0500, Gabriel Lavoie wrote:
 > Hello,
 >      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

Pyun YongHyeon

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