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SubjectRe: 3c590 vs. tulip
On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 09:27:29AM -0400, Dan Mann wrote:
> I was just wondering if anybody had an idea which nic card might be a better
> choice for me; I have a pci 3c590 and a pci smc that uses the tulip driver.
> I don't have the card number for the smc with me handy, however I know both
> cards were manufactured in 1995. Is either card/driver a better choice for
> a mildly used file server (I am running 2.4.4 Linus)?

As of 2.4.4 newer 3c90x (I guess you mean that, 3c59x should be mostly
extinct now) are a better choice because they support zero copy TX and
hardware checksumming while tulip does not.

> faster machine it is much slower. Images take at least .5 to 1 second to
> load when they are stored locally. But over the network, with 2.4.4 and
> samba 2.2, It's as if the server "knows" what I'm going to ask for before I
> actually do. Is this normal? I honestly don't think it was this fast when
> server was on 2.2 Kernel with samba 2.07.

Sounds like a serious bug. Consider reporting it.

-Andi
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