[eepro100] 2.2.18p18 eepro100 issues (packets per irq, shared irqs)
Wed, 01 Nov 2000 19:35:32 GMT
First of all I would like to say that 2.2.18p18 does not have the 'card
reports no resources' messages when I saturate the 100mbit network anymore.
But I was wondering about two things:
I have a 815EE board, which has an onboard eepro100 and a pci eepro100.
They share an irq, no matter if I'm using intels e100.o driver or the stock
linux one. For performance reasons, can I make them each have a different
irq? Doing it from ifconfig gives me a notsupported error, with either
Also: VMSTAT output, comparing stock linux driver with intel. Heres the
1 0 0 0 31836 67632 13240 0 0 0 0 24015 47215 20 15
1 0 0 0 31836 67632 13240 0 0 0 1 24016 47016 21 16
The card is recv'ng 24k packets per second, and seeing that many irqs. The
intel driver does 6 per irq, and vmstat from that driver (not posted, but I
remember what it was) shows 6 times less irq/sec and cs/sec. Even though,
it appears the stock linux driver is supposed to do 20 things per irq? I am
no kernel hacker...can I get the stock linux driver to do multiple packets
per irq with some config settings?
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