rl0 discard oversize

David Scheidt dscheidt at panix.com
Mon Feb 27 22:55:56 PST 2006

On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 11:20:13PM +0000, Chris wrote:
> I wonder if anyone has the time to rewrite the realtek driver because
> whenever anyone posts about rl0 the advice is always ditch the card, I agree
> that realtek's are the reliant robin class of lan cards but the problems
> people see do not happen on other operating systems with the same hardware,
> eg. I have never seen that mtu problem on debian or windows but I have had

The RealTek cards supported by the rl(4) driver are trash.  If you want to
write a better driver, knock yourself out.  I'm sure Bill Paul won't
mind.  Keep in mind that there are other, better performing NICs
available for the about same price.  

I've got one in a machine that dual-boots FreeBSD and XP.  The network
preformance in XP is no better than on FreeBSD.  


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