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SubjectRe: xircom_cb problems
On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Tom Sightler wrote:

> Transferring files between the eepro100 machine running 2.4.2-ac11 and my
> laptop produced a result of 2.24MB/s for sending and 2.13MB/s recieving the
> file.
>
> Transfering files between the Alteon Gigabit machine running 2.2.19 and my
> laptop resulted in the dismal numbers of 249KB/s sending and 185KB/s recieving,
> close to the numbers you quoted above, but actually slightly worse.
>
> I'm not sure what would explain the 2.2.19 1GB conencted box being 10x slower
> than the 2.4.2-ac11 100MB machine.

Both of these are slow, actually. I'm getting 7.5-8MB/s when receiving
from a 100Mbit box (tulip or starfire, doesn't seem to matter).
Transmitting is still slow for me, but that is most likely a different
problem -- and I'm looking into it.

Moreover, I'm getting 9+MB/s in both directions when using the other
driver (xircom_tulip_cb), patched to do half-duplex only. So the card can
definitely transfer at network speeds.

> I'll apply your patch with the change to MII handling and rerun some simple
> file transfers and report the results soon.

Looking forward to seeing them...

Thanks,
Ion

--
It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool,
than to open it and remove all doubt.

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