On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 13:55 -0400, jamal wrote:
> Can you please make this feature off by default and perhaps
> accesible via ethtool for peopel who want to turn it on.
> I just wasted a few hours and was bitten by this performance-wise.
> Please consider disabling it.
This is a *horrible* problem. Even though it's fixable by passing a
module parameter, the default bites those that *know* about it. We have
had customers bitten by this and customers that have insisted in
swapping all the NICs in a cluster to Broadcom TG3 NICs.
It's a black eye for Intel and a loss of business - that's the opinion
of our customers.
> On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 11:44, Venkatesan, Ganesh wrote:
> > Thayne:
> > We are studying the patch and will get back to you once we have a plan
> > to integrate it into the driver.
> > Thanks,
> > ganesh
> > -------------------------------------------------
> > Ganesh Venkatesan
> > Network/Storage Division, Hillsboro, OR
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Thayne Harbaugh [mailto:tharbaugh@xxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 7:20 AM
> > To: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > Cc: Venkatesan, Ganesh; Feldman, Scott; Brandeburg, Jesse
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH] abysmal e1000 performance (DITR)
> > I have documented a serious performance problem with DITR in the e1000
> > driver. I have sent a patch to the netdev list as well as CC'ed various
> > people at Intel. There has been very little response. I am wondering
> > who has reviewed the DITR performance problem and what the plans are for
> > fixing it.