[Soekris] Sluggish network performance w/ Soekris + FreeBSD 4.8R
baughj at eris.discordians.net
Sat Aug 9 00:43:12 UTC 2003
> I would start by seeing whether only transfers via the soekris are slow.
> (That is, not transfers to the soekris itself).
> ttcp is an excellent tool for these things. You'll find it in ports.
I did some tests. The problem only occurs when I use the Linksys
PCMCIA card as the external interface. If I use sis0 or sis1 as the RR
interface, the problem goes away. I get linespeed from the Linksys card
Here are the results of my tests:
External interface Download speed CPU usage Mem free
sis0 250 K/s 8% 41mb
ed0 71 K/s 16% 39mb
Any thoughts / ideas? I checked to make sure it was identifying as a
16-bit card (and not an 8-bit for whatever reason) and it is. For now, my
solution was to just use the Linksys card as an internal interface - but
if possible, I'd like to divine why the problem was occuring.
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