On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 08:46:07AM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 05:39:08PM +0200, Ingo Oeser wrote:

> > Is it possible to have the maximum value right from the start?
> > May I tune it somewhere to be the maximum from the start?

> This will (if I recall) increase transmit latency.  It's a fine line.  You
> might tune it up, but this fallback path probably should not be removed..

Yes, raising the limit there will increase transmit latency since it
causes the chip to wait for more data to be DMAed before it begins
pushing the frame out.  I guess the dropped packet could be worked
around by resubmitting the dropped packet when we reconfigure the chip,
though obviously that's not ideal.

It would be interesting to understand what caused this to start
happening.  The main change in natsemi itself between and is the introduction of NAPI although it could be some other
change causing PCI bandwidth to become more scarce.

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