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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Ford [mailto:david@killerlabs.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 28, 1999 1:26 AM
> To: Wai-Sun Chia
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
> Subject: Re: Alpha Tulip performance
>
>
> On Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Wai-Sun Chia wrote:
> > My problem is that for the Alpha squids, ping time on the
> local subnet
> > increases with time. i.e. network throughput slowly but surely
> > decreases; from a ping RTT of 3ms to 3000ms from another PC
> on the same
> > subnet. This 1000 fold degradation typically takes from a couple of
> > hours to maybe a day depends on traffic. After which the
> alpha boxes are
> > totally inaccessible either via ftp or telnet. This sucks
> because one of
> > them is my main ftp server!
>
> I have seen this problem on ix86, it and other tulip issues
> were solved for
> me by upgrading to the latest tulip driver; currently v.90q iirc.

Nope. v.90q didn't work for me....it lasts longer but now the degradation
takes a couple of days!1
I switched to the de4x5 driver, and everything was OK again!!!
Very strange...

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