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    SubjectRe: Gigabit NIC question.
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    >>>>> ">" == Christopher E Brown <cbrown@denalics.net> writes:

    >> On 12 Jul 2000, Jes Sorensen wrote:
    >> Depends on what you do with it, at CERN we had soo many problems
    >> with it on SMP machines. 2.2.x was an order of magnitude better.

    > I think alot of it comes down to hardware choice. There
    > seemed to be many more driver vs SMP issues with 2.0.3x, and some
    > SMP support that 2.2.x did better when dealing with interesting SMP
    > setups (some compaqs, ALR/Unisys/DataGeneral PProx4 and PProx6
    > units/etc).

    >> Pick known clean running MBs, and cards and you did well,
    >> catalog engineer the system without researching what was stable
    >> with SMP and get bitten hard.

    Which is exactly what we did and it turned into a nightmare, the same
    machines runs much better with 2.2.x. Intel motherboards, brand label
    PCI cards etc etc. There is no generic rule for 2.0.x being more
    stable than 2.2.x.

    Jes

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