pls help network thoughput
infofarmer at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 02:44:47 PST 2006
On 1/7/06, ann kok <annkok2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Andrew
> Thank you for your help in advance
> I keep checking the loading. it is running fine. the
> load averages is not over to 1.0
> System info:
> Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
> 2G memory
> for the sysctl var:
> I don't run iperf and my switch is not managable.
> could you provide any hints to check it?
> and tune the system also.
> Thank you again
> last pid: 47008; load averages: 0.00, 0.02, 0.02
> 80+11:09:17 22:42:18
> 31 processes: 1 running, 30 sleeping
> CPU states: % user, % nice, % system,
> % interrupt, % idle
> Mem: 100M Active, 1639M Inact, 201M Wired, 60M Cache,
> 199M Buf, 11M Free
With such a high-spec box, you should probably be running
FreeBSD 6. It has much more polling related sysctl tunable.
We've got too FreeBSD 5 firewalls at our site (which are doing
just fine), and I'm gonna upgrade them to 6.0 one of these
Look at "netstat -s" to see how many packets are "broken".
Maybe your switch/cabling can't cope with the load.
Where are the figures from the top output. I only see percent
Try running iperf. It's really easy. Just install the port on two
boxes, run iperf -s on one and iperf -c <other IP> on the
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