GbE NICs besides em (recommendation wanted)

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Wed Aug 31 13:19:25 GMT 2005

Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> Thank you for the offer, but I thought people had some simple test results 
> in mind. If you next time use rdump or large NFS transfers to another GbE 
> connected (and fast enough) box just watch the system load (I use systat 
> -vm 1) and see what card causes what interrupt load. em cards can't 
> transfer (real files over FTP/NFS) more than 200mbit/s on a 
> Coppermine at 866, at this level the system load is 100% of which ~80% is 
> interrupt systemload :(

Would device polling help in this case?

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