FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE getting terrible throughput using sk0 adapter

perryh at perryh at
Mon Sep 1 03:48:47 UTC 2008

> Try disabling usb and firewire in BIOS. You may need to have
> a tech there do it for you. Your box has the sk NIC and usb
> sharing an irq. The NIC driver is MPSAFE but the usb stack is
> still under the GIANT lock. Disable usb and the NIC driver
> should perform better.

Alternatively, to avoid involving the provider's tech support,
could the OP get the same effect by building a kernel without USB?

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