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SubjectRe: 2.4.12-ac4 10Mbit NE2k interrupt load kills p166
On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 09:54:46PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> A faster machine will take as long as a slow machine with an ne2000. It
> doesn't matter if its an 8Mb 386 or a dual athlon, it will spend almost all
> of its ne2000 handling time poking bytes across an 8MHz bus.

Put another way: if you want a kernel that's optimised for 386es, use 2.0.

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