Ben Greear writes:
> Richard Gooch wrote:
> > Hi, all. For a while now I've noticed poor performance with gige
> > cards under 2.4.19 and 2.4.20-pre*. At first I thought it was because
> > of the cheap-ass Addtron cards I bought (these use the ns83820 chip).
> > But now that the Intel E1000 cards are pretty cheap too, I've grabbed
> > a couple (part number: PWLA8390MT) and see the same problem. In fact,
> > the E1000 cards are no better than the Addtron cards. I'm using the
> > D-Link DGS-1008T 8-port gige switch. MTU=1500 bytes.
> Try setting the TxDescriptors=4096 RxDescriptors=1024 when loading the
> e1000 module, that helps tremendously when using smaller packets.
Didn't help at all. Just to summarise, I've got:
options e1000 TxDescriptors=4096 RxDescriptors=1024
net.ipv4.tcp_rmem = 262144 262144 262144
net.ipv4.tcp_wmem = 262144 262144 262144
I'm doing read(2)/write(2) to/from a user-space buffer over a TCP
socket with 256 KiB buffer size.
Is the E1000 supposed to have hardware interrupt mitigation (thus
avoiding the need for NAPI)?