> > with unused USB and onboard NIC which is also not used. Should I be able > > to push more than 100Mb sec with such a system? It is not doing anything > > else, no NAT, one IPFW rule. OS is FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE. > > All depends how big the packets are etc. - 90% interrupt time is fairly > typical of x86/PC kit shoveling lots of small packets. > > Try looking into FreeBSD's "polling" mode - i.e. interrupt free Network > cards. If your shifting a lot of small packets (such as online gaming stuff > etc.) - you may find your milage pretty limited using standard PC kit - as > the x86 architecture wasn't really designed for shifting lots of small > packets around [as I've seen many a time in the past :(]
This router is routing 99% NNTP traffic, so I wouldn't think small packet size would be it. I tried polling, and its greatly increased the amount of "idle CPU", and Interupt is around 20% now... But something is still very wrong performance wise. It has helped, but I still can't push in/out nearly 100Mb/sec. (100Mb in, 100Mb out I mean). A simple FTP transfer locally through the routers gigabit interface causes our internet performance to plummet. I've disabled all the onboard stuff that was sharing IRQs with PCI cards, but I didn't figure that was an issue, didn't make a difference either way. Would the fact the gigabit is on the same PCI bus have any bearing? I would expect to at least get 100BT performance even so, but I don't have any experience with gigabit ethernet... _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"