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    SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc1: Volanomark slowdown
    On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 23:10 +0100, Olaf Kirch wrote:
    > What I'm saying though is that it doesn't rhyme with what I've seen of
    > Volanomark - we ran 2.6.16 on a 4p Intel box for instance and it didn't
    > come close to saturating a Gigabit pipe before it maxed out on CPU load.

    That actually supports the hypothesis doesn't it? The issue being the
    increased number of ACKs causing additional CPU overhead not saturating
    a NIC if any involved.

    One of these days I may have to try to look more closely at what volano
    does relative to netperf - I remember that someone tried very hard (was
    it you alexy?) to show a perfomance effect with netperf and it didn't do
    it :(

    rick jones

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