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SubjectRe: [2.6.27-rc7 vs 2.6.29 Regresion] Wifi Network Slownes rt2500pci
El lun, 25-05-2009 a las 13:23 +0200, Ivo van Doorn escribió:
> On Monday 25 May 2009, Alejandro Riveira Fernández wrote:
> > I reported it previously but i'm resending it as a regresion
> >
> > More info on the bugzilla
> >
> >
> >
> > I bisected it in the estable tree (it regresses too) and the revert
> > helps there but reverting the upstream commit in mainline does not help
> > to fix it completely...
> Bug 9273 - rt2500pci: low TCP throughput
> Bug 443203 - Fedora rawhide + ralink = slow bit rate
> [Hardy][Intrepid] Low bandwidth with rt2400 / rt2500 drivers
> I can't call this a regression, dozens people have reported the problems
> ranging from kernels 2.6.25 to 2.6.29. Perhaps in your case it worked slightly
> better once, but that was not the case for all other users.
> Have you tried the "iwconfig wlan0 rate54M" workaround?

Yep during various releases I used that workaround but once I
switched to minstrel rate choosing alg (that's the neme isn't it) the
problem gone away and i got allways a good connection for several
releases and many kernels tried; till this patch. If I revert this patch
the problem goes away completly and reliably (i'm using with
the patch reveted) so something has clearly regressed for me.

You can see my coments ( ariveira ) on rt2x00 forums regarding the
issues you mention (low speed that gets fixed forcing the rate) in the
long thread about rt2500pci low rate[1].

Checking the message i see that it was 2.6.27 when i began using
minstrel and got a rock solid connection in 2.6.27.x, 2.6.28.x and
2.6.29 minus 64e1b00c974ddeae6a60ebb02e1c487371905cea

The problem is not that I get a low rate on connect (1Mbit) that i can
easily fix with iwconfig the problem is that with 54M (and 48M and the
like) connections I get a bumpy and low speed connection.

So I honesty think it is not the same issue and I hope you read this as
an interesting data point and not just as a duplicate.

Would the output of this script[2] for with and without the
revert help you ?

> Ivo

Thanks for the response


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