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SubjectRe: 2.4.x high irq contention
On 22 Apr 2003 14:47:53 +0100
Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

> On Maw, 2003-04-22 at 11:40, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> > I don't know much about your network load, but if you have a lot, then you
> > should probably throw away the 8139 network card and use tulip or 3com
> > instead.
>
> Won't help a lot. If its all IRQ load (eg lots of multicast streaming
> audio small frames) then you want an eepro100 or something similar that
> has interrupt mitigators.

Well, handwaving about the network load/type ;-)
Could as well be two RTL back-to-back, normal packets but high bandwidth.
(watch collisions for this case :-)

Regards,
Stephan

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