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SubjectRe: NAPI and tg3
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On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 15:00, Steffen Persvold wrote:
> I discovered that if I renice the ksoftirqd processes to level 0, the
> performance was actually better with the NAPI enabled driver compared to
> the one without (as was intended my NAPI IIRC). With the default nice
> level (19) on the ksoftirqd processes, the performance on multithreaded
> programs was pretty lousy with the NAPI enabled driver.
>
> Any reason why the ksoftirqd shouldn't be nice level 0 by default ? Is
> this already fixed in 2.4.21-pre series ?

Hack the code to only fall back to ksoftirqd when there are say 10 rather
than 1 pending event and it should perform even better but still handle
overload properly

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