[vortex] network slow w/25% Broadcasts

Andrew Morton andrewm@uow.edu.au
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 17:23:47 +1100

Kjartan Fannberg wrote:
> Hello
> Let's do it the other way round for better "relevance filtering":
> Question:
> Does/can a data:broadcast frame ratio of about 3:1 (sending, along with 5%
> multicast and a few collisions) hint at a specific problem?

Not really.  This driver handles multicast by going promiscuous, so
there will be some extra load...

> Background:

I does sound like duplex problems.  Try to find a consistent,
repeatable failure and send us the output of vortex-diag
and mii-diag, as described in