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Re: NAPI-ized tulip patch against 2.4.20-rc1

To: Donald Becker <becker@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: NAPI-ized tulip patch against 2.4.20-rc1
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 07:57:11 -0500 (EST)
Cc: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, Donald Becker wrote:

> I can see that changing the parameters is a quick, ad hoc solution.
> This list should focus on identifying the problems, rather than just
> patching in work-arounds.
>

Well said.
Tuning the receive ring is still a mystery; what i have noticed is that
depending on the number of NICs on the system, the most optimal value
varies. Typically, extremely large or small values are bad.

cheers,
jamal



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