Re: ppp

Jauder Ho (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 11:06:51 -0700 (PDT)

should I still use irqtune even with the irq changes? I am using 2.0.21

On Wed, 25 Sep 1996, Russell Berry wrote:

> Maybe I'm grasping for straw here, is there _anybody_ out there that can
> give me a definitive answer as to why ppp performance degrades steadily?
> I can initiate a ppp session with my isp, things are great, everything is
> fine. After a half hour or so, the performance begins to decline, it only
> gets worse and worse, until after several hours it becomes completely annoying
> and I shut it down and restart a new session, which will be fine, but seems to
> degrade quicker than the first. The third session degrades quicker than the
> second, etc. Until I reboot the system and start all over.
> ppp was good in 2.0.14, especially with irqtune. But ftape was broken, then
> around 18 ftape was fixed and the memory eater went away, but irq.h changed and
> ppp sucked. So 2.0.18 with the irq.h patched from 14 was a nice combination for
> me. I've since moved up, 19, 20, 21. The ppp seems to be getting worse, again.
> especially in the transition from 20 to 21, I mean really bad. I still can't
> build my sound as module either.
> Oh well, I suppose I'll stick with 20. I just fear that with the advent of 2.1
> we won't be getting any more fixes in 2.0.
> ---russ