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Re: NAPI, e100, and system performance problem

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Subject: Re: NAPI, e100, and system performance problem
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 12:07:14 -0700
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On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 15:01:27 -0400
jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dont mean to make this into a meaningless debate - but have you thought
> of the fact maybe it could be a driver bug in case of NAPI?
> The e1000 NAPI had a serious bug since day one that was only recently
> fixed (I think Robert provided the fix - but the intel folks made the
> release).

True, but really Jamal I think a lot of this has to do with
not doing a small amount of hw coalescing even when doing NAPI.

Let's get people testing changes like that to see if it undoes
the bad cases.  I want to do something proactive with these
reports instead of just asking for more performance data like
a bunch of crazed lunatics :-)

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