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SubjectRe: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardware
On Fri, Jan 12 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> [...] With disks it is very hard
> to get the same kind of irq load - Linux will merge the requests and do at
> least 1kB worth of transfer per interrupt etc. On a ne2k 100Mbps PCI card,

Actually, without mult count you will do only 512b of I/O per interrupt
on IDE. Regardless of merging etc. Still doesn't reach nic levels, but
it's _bad_ anyway :-)

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* Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
* SuSE Labs
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