1.3.20: FTP over Ethernet faster, uptime 11 days

David C. Niemi (niemidc@clark.net)
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 11:38:32 -0400 (EDT)

Just a report that 1.3.20 is not *totally* unstable:

wdcn0b{SUPERUSER:13}/usr/src/linux# uptime
11:29am up 11 days, 21:56, 4 users, load average: 0.12, 0.39, 0.70
wdcn0b{SUPERUSER:14}/usr/src/linux# uname -a
Linux wdcn0b 1.3.20 #3 Wed Aug 16 11:41:41 EDT 1995 i486
wdcn0b{SUPERUSER:15}/usr/src/linux# date
Mon Aug 28 11:30:35 EDT 1995

No problems to report once I got past the Makefile difficulties
/proc is fine but then there is no SCSI on this machine. I'm
about to reboot just to try 1.3.21, and ruin the uptime. (If
only kernel upgrades could be applied while still running...)

I use this machine all day M-F for work with X (local and remote),
NFS (mostly client), FTP (mostly client), and large Perl scripts.

I also see speed of FTP over Ethernet at about 610 KB/sec, vs. about
500KB/sec early in the 1.3 series, on a $33 NE2000. I'd guess this is
due to "CONFIG_SKB_LARGE=y".

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