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SubjectRe: [2.6.16-gitX] heavy performance regression in ipw2200 wireless driver
On 3/24/06, Zhu Yi <> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 15:02 +0100, Alessandro Suardi wrote:
> > That scp test shows 50%ish - but that was a quickie. The VNC
> > client even reported a 719Kbps throughput down from the more
> > usual 11500Kbps it starts off with. The first scp I tried when the
> > sluggishness was intolerable was going at 200KB/s - which
> > shows the problem can easily get in the neighborhood of an
> > order of magnitude.
> What kind of wireless encryption do you use? We turned off hardware
> encryption by default recently as a workaround for a firmware restart
> bug. You might want to load module with "modprobe ipw2200 hwcrypto=1"
> and retest.

The issue seems to have vanished in more recent kernel snapshots
(namely, 2.6.16-git3 and -git5 exhibited the problem; -git8 and -git9
did not).

I will holler if the problem pops up again... thanks,


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