Re: Thread+network crashes in 2.0/2.1

Jes Degn Soerensen (
01 Mar 1998 16:20:27 +0100

>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <> writes:

>> flakey under load and the eepro cards seem much better. It's too
>> bad, I liked the tulip cards when they came out, but they haven't
>> stood up as time has passed. Intel wins again. Sigh. Actually,
>> only half a sigh, Intel builds pretty nice stuff.

Alan> Not what most networking people think. Remember the immortal
Alan> quote "Life is too short to debug intel parts". I think the
Alan> EEPro is the first intel ethernet card which weighs more than
Alan> its errata. All the intel cards go very fast, when they go.

Yes, getting the eepro100's going seems to be a big problem.

We have quite a few of them here, and not once with the PCI NIC's have
I heard of anyone here having them going at full blast in full-duplex
mode. The only case where I have heard of them going full blast was a
test using a the eepro on the motherboard of one of the new p2 LX

All these test were done through a switch, we tried different switches
without any serioues change in performance, tried forcing full-duplex
mode, auto-negotiation ... etc. etc. and even under NT the performance
stinks as well.

If anybody has any clue to get these things running at a reasonable
speed in full-duplex mode I will be very interested hear about it.


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