nfe: can not cvs sources anymore!

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Fri Nov 24 15:59:12 PST 2006

Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 03:08:58PM +0100, O. Hartmann wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Using these two sources for getting nfe() driver support for my FreeBSD
>> 6.2-BETA/AMD64 box was pretty convenient in the past weeks due to my big
>> interrupt problems using the nve() driver.
>> But with yesterday, I can't get the sources anymore. nfe() isn't yet a
>> part of the 6.2 BETA, that's what I looked first for, so can anybody
>> help me out? Is nfe() a part of 6.2-REL in the near future or are there
>> other reasons stop spreading the sources via that cvs source?
>> Thanks for your help in advance,
> Did you try the version at
> ?  I use it and except for some peer-to-peer gigabit problems I
> didn't notice any other bad signs.  It's far more stable that
> what we have now in the CVS tree.
> Cheers,

... I'm back to the nve() driver. Something seems to slow down my AMD64 box when using the above mentioned driver.
The weirness is that everything but the network/nfe() seems to run better and smoother when using SCHED_ULE, but then my network seems to have problems even in connection websites or my lab's computer vi ssh (FreeBSD 6.2/i386 there).
Using nve() leads the box into a higher interrupt generation, but it works both fine with SCHED_ULE and SCHED_4BSD.

Sorry, I can not quantify those observations, it is just as it is - an observation. I appreciate every comment on how to do performance tests obatining number. 


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