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    SubjectRe: Linux V2.1.128 localhost performance
       From: (Alan Cox)
    Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:13:39 +0000 (GMT)

    > throughput off from chargen via localhost runs at a high speed for
    > about 1/2 second, then dribbles down to 40-50 kilobytes per second.
    > This makes it difficult to test the performance of network thingies.

    Thats a TCP/scheduling bug in 2.1.x - someone modified the algorithms
    used to schedule wakeups without really understanding the "deep magic"
    in the 2.0.x one. Im assuming it'll get fixed

    If it's not fixed in 2.1.129, then I don't have any idea what you are
    talking about Alan. So someone either verify the problem goes away in
    2.1.129 or Alan explain yourself more thoroughly. Thanks.

    David S. Miller

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