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Re: e100 "Ferguson" release

To: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: e100 "Ferguson" release
From: Felix Radensky <felix@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 11:23:22 +0300
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I've also noticed that the number of hard_start_xmit failures in e1000
has increased significantly in version 5.1.13-k1. In version 5.0.43-k1 the
number of failures was much smaller.


Ben Greear wrote:

With e100 and e1000, I see the very large numbers of the hard_start_xmit failure
when running very high packets-per-second rates (small packets).
I see virtually no failures with tulip. pktgen knows how to re-queue, but it's
curious it has to so often. For code that does not requeue, this could be even
more of a bummer.

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