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

Gabriel Lavoie glavoie at
Tue Nov 18 03:56:04 PST 2008

I'll come back to you tonight with the output of sysctl and netstat but
there was no message with dmesg. Not sure about the console because no
screen is plugged in this computer. My client computer's Samba started to
output a lot of timeout and read/write error with dmesg.

2008/11/17 Pyun YongHyeon <pyunyh at>

> 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
> --
> Regards,
> Pyun YongHyeon

Gabriel Lavoie
glavoie at

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