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Re: 2.6.0-test9-mm2

To: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.6.0-test9-mm2
From: Alistair John Strachan <s0348365@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 17:02:00 +0000
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On Wednesday 05 November 2003 06:55, Andrew Morton wrote:
> - Various random fixes.  Maybe about half of these are 2.6.0-worthy.
> - Some improvements to the anticipatory IO scheduler and more readahead
>   tweaks should help some of those database benchmarks.
>   The anticipatory scheduler is still a bit behind the deadline scheduler
>   in these random seeky loads - it most likely always will be.
> - "A new driver for the ethernet interface of the NVIDIA nForce chipset,
>   licensed under GPL."
>   Testing of this would be appreciated.  Send any reports to linux-kernel
>   or netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx and Manfred will scoop them up, thanks.

I tried the force driver on my nForce2 machine and although it mostly works 
(DHCP works, I can receive mail over the interface, etc..) it doesn't seem to 
handle really bulky loads. For example, I'm running an FTP server on the 
machine (proftpd), and although FTP navigation works just fine, transferring 
large files just causes the transfer to hang indefinitely.

Removing the driver and using NVIDIA's proprietary driver allows me to 
transfer via FTP properly.


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