Freebsd 5.2.1 Performance Woes

Eric Schuele E.Schuele at Comcast.Net
Thu Sep 30 11:55:23 PDT 2004

Well... you can't get much newer to BSD than me.  So, most likely I have no 
place in this thread at all (please be gentle).  And I certainly do not 
want to get in the middle of something that appears to be on the virge of 
becoming personal...


I was experiencing very VERY poor performance TCP/IP wise, untill I dug up 
a tip from google....
Someone mentioned that many ISPs do not fully support IPv6, and that 5.2.1 
would try to use it first.... and then after a timeout it would try IPv4.  

So in my case, the solution was to remove IPv6 from my kernel and rebuild.  
Things zip right along now.


On Thursday 30 September 2004 12:08 pm, TM4525 at wrote:
> In a message dated 9/30/04 12:03:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kris at writes:
> >Perhaps at this point you should go and do that, and avoid yourself
> >any further embarrassment.
> I have read it, and I don't equate "might be some regressions in
> performance" to
> mean "more than twice as slow".   I also don't see any assurances that
> the performance of single processor systems is not being sacrificed in
> favor of improving multiprocessor performance. I'll be happy to test
> once its released. _______________________________________________
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