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Re: buffer overruns

To: Ramesh Chaurasiya <rchaurasiya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: buffer overruns
From: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 00:55:31 -0700
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Ramesh Chaurasiya wrote:
  Whenever I try to receive traffic at more than 500 Mbps, many packets
are being dropped as shown in ifconfig. There are many overruns and errors
in Rx packets details of ifconfig. I am using Intel PRO 1000 Gigabit NIC,
linux 2.4.20-8smp and dual processsor Xeon Machine with a 32bit/33 MHz PCI
bus. What does this error means. Am I dropping packets at
NIC/driver/kernel buffers/application socket? What new hardware should I
use to overcome this. I am using latest e1000 drivers compiled with NAPI
support. Please help me out.

Get a 64-bit PCI-X bus, and set the RxDescriptors and TxDescriptors in the e1000 driver to 4096.

With that, I can get about 999Mbps rx + tx on two ports.


Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Candela Technologies Inc

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