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

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at
Mon Nov 17 20:39:35 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 09:56:05PM -0500, Gabriel Lavoie wrote:
 > Hum. I tried transfering a lot of data tonight via Samba (30GB). It seems
 > that after some time the driver becomes again unstable and the networking
 > performance drops really low. I could hardly SSH to this box after it
 > happened.

Would you show me the output of "sysctl hw.busdma" and
"netstat -nd -I rl0"?
Did rl(4) show some messages on your console?

 > Gabriel
Pyun YongHyeon

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