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SubjectRe: about the tuning of eepro100
Pawe? Krawczyk wrote:
> > so i think the limit is at the eepro100 card. is there any way to
> > improve the throughput? or someone got a higher throughput then
> > that? the eepro100 chip is 82559.
>
> Use e100 driver from Intel [1] with the following parameters:
>
> insmod e100.o BundleSmallFr=1 IntDelay=0x600 ucode=1
>
> Intel's driver supports all the interrupt saving features (interrupt
> delay and small packet bundling) present in EEPro/100 cards. The driver
> is now GPL, so it should get back to the mainstream kernel.

I don't think you will get better than 90% performance, but if you do
please let me know! I have written another e100 driver, in an attempt
to transmit and receive small packets at the maximum possible rate.

In tests, it would not even transmit at 100% small packets on our 82558.
(I didn't do that test on our 82559).

Ah well..

Curiously, I found that turning on the interrupt saving microcode slows
the cards down. It lessens the load on the mainboard CPU, but I am not
using interrupts, I'm polling the memory descriptors 100% of the time,
so the interrupt saving microcode shouldn't affect the mainboard CPU.
It does lower the throughput though.

-- Jamie
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