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    SubjectRe: 2.4.x high irq contention
    On 22 Apr 2003 14:47:53 +0100
    Alan Cox <> 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 :-)


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