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SubjectRe: FTP benchmark proposal

> In reference to your idea about asking ZD to help, I think we should be
> wary. ZD is a news organization. Whatever we do on thier dollar would be
> for news, not necissarily the good of Linux, no matter what thier
> intentions (which actually seem to be friendly).

careful. Don't be so willing to discount people until you've actually
interacted with them.

I've talked with some ZD Labs people, and they're at least interested in
investigating letting us use their lab for a bit. It would be silly to
ignore this offer, as they have all the hardware setup and ready to go and
good experience running this sort of thing.

> We should _definitely_ have both scenarios available. M$ seems to have

why? should we also use a single ide drive? multiple 100mb nics simply
do not aggregate traffic as well as a single gigabit card. If I were
setting up a site of this magnitude I sure as hell wouldn't want to mess
around with the silliness of having lots of nics.

> found a weakness in our network code with multiple NICs. We shouldn't
> just turn to Gbit as the answer. We (actually, others who know a hell of
> a lot more than I) need to fix the multi NIC problem or it will show up

The software problem is mostly fixed in 2.3, the fundamental hardware
problem still remains.

> That said, I look forward to seeing your FTPD pulling 20MB/sec+
> sustained transfer. :)


-- zach

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