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SubjectRe: Linux V2.1.128 localhost performance
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Hello!

> > I also noticed 98% packet loss when doing ping -f localhost on 2.1.127.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tigran.
> >
> I noticed this in testing my new dual Pentium 400MHz machine. I have
> some network benchmark tools. To see the throughput without using
> the adapter and wire, i,e., see how the code itself works, I have
> been benchmarking localhost. I think the new "feature" makes Network
> Software performance un-testable.

It is the last time, when I answer this question. It is RTFM.

This is not new feature. Linux always behaved in this manner,
except for several months, when I introduced THE BUG really
helping ping.

BTW since Linux-1.0 you had enough time to replace your stale ping.

Alexey Kuznetsov

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