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    SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.8.1-P8

    * Lee Revell <rlrevell@joe-job.com> wrote:

    > > it has an effect on input queue length. Output queue lengths can be
    > > reduced via 'ifconfig eth0 txqueuelen 8'.
    >
    > OK. With both of these set to 4, the largest latency I was able to
    > generate by ping flooding was 253 usecs.
    >
    > Is there any particular reason one of these parameters is set via a
    > sysctl/proc entry, and one by ifconfig?

    well, the input packet backlog is global, the output one is local. No
    good reason otherwise.

    Ingo
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