How much performance loss?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Aug 14 22:44:56 GMT 2005

On Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 09:45:55AM +0200, Nils Vogels wrote:
> I am trying to get FreeBSD properly running on my Soekris net4801, and
> for that reason I have compiled a custom kernel that doesnt have
> support for the hardware that I do not have.
> When booting, the kernel gives me the following complaint:
> FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p6 #2: Sat Aug  6 11:56:49 CEST 2005
>     nivo at
> WARNING: debug.mpsafenet forced to 0 as ipsec requires Giant
> WARNING: MPSAFE network stack disabled, expect reduced performance.
> So, I expect a little perfomance loss. When, however, I try to use the
> device as an access-point (WLAN 802.11g/WEP-128 in bridging mode) I
> cannot seem to get more than 10kbit/s performance over the bridged
> wlan interface.
> Is this the kind of performance-loss I am being warned about? I
> seriously hope not :-)

No, it means "comparable performance to previous versions of FreeBSD".
Something else must be wrong on your system.

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