On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, Ben Greear wrote:
> No reason not to provide both! The IOCTL can take care of any drivers
> that don't take module parameters for it, and can do it in a generic
sure maybe via the ethertool or whatever tool that is being used would
be a good start. The default should still be weight_p.
> The tulip driver I am poking at hard-coded it to 16. 64 seems to work
> just as good.
> Any idea (other than trial and error) for how to determine a good value
> for this? Maybe should take the number of active devices into account
> and wiggle things dynamically from user-space?
What i recall is 64 was a good number and thats why we had it as default.
I cant remember who changed the value to 16(Robert?), but it does seem to
be a good value as well. If that was the only driver and it had a lot of
packets, it would still get to use all the 300 packets in the budget; it
will just have to do it in 300/16 times ..