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    SubjectRe: Linux V2.1.128 localhost performance

    > > 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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