Network performance very ill

Sean Kelly (
Sat, 2 May 1998 12:41:41 -0500 (CDT)

I'm currently running 2.1.99 and it's running great except for one problem that
I've begun to notice in the neweer kernels, and it seems to be getting
progressively worse.

As an example, today I was compiling glibc-2.0.6 and downloading GDB 4.17.
Glibc2 had been compiling a while before I started ncftp, and once the download
began, it was going around 1.5kb/s. As time passed, it slowed down to a crawling
500b/s. At this point, I killed gcc and the ftp gradulaly gained speed back to

I can and have reproduced this problem many times and I think it should be
addressed before we release the next stable branch. The general kernel
performance has seemed to been degrading lately, at least, for me.

I know it is not because my machine was "overloaded", because I am running a
233mhz AMD K6 w/ 64MB RAM and I've run many things that take more resources than

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