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SubjectRE: Early SPECWeb99 results on 2.5.33 with TSO on e1000
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Troy Wilson wrote:
> I've got some early SPECWeb [*] results with 2.5.33 and TSO
> on e1000. I get 2906 simultaneous connections, 99.2%
> conforming (i.e. faster than the 320 kbps cutoff), at 0% idle
> with TSO on. For comparison, with 2.5.25, I
> got 2656, and with 2.5.29 I got 2662, (both 99+% conformance
> and 0% idle) so TSO and 2.5.33 look like a Big Win.

A 10% bump is good. Thanks for running the numbers.

> I'm having trouble testing with TSO off (I changed the
> #define NETIF_F_TSO to "0" in include/linux/netdevice.h to
> turn it off). I am getting errors.

Sorry, I should have made a CONFIG switch. Just hack the driver for now to
turn it off:

--- linux-2.5/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c Fri Aug 30 19:26:57 2002
+++ linux-2.5-no_tso/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c Thu Sep 5 13:38:44
2002
@@ -428,9 +428,11 @@ e1000_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
}

#ifdef NETIF_F_TSO
+#if 0
if(adapter->hw.mac_type >= e1000_82544)
netdev->features |= NETIF_F_TSO;
#endif
+#endif

if(pci_using_dac)
netdev->features |= NETIF_F_HIGHDMA;
-scott
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