[geeks] Opinion: RTL8169 vs. Intel PCI e1000?
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Mon Jan 3 07:56:56 CST 2011
On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 01:41:02AM -0600, Bill Bradford wrote:
> The new ohno.mrbill.net has (and is using) a Realtek 8169-chipset onboard
> gigabit network interface.
> Should I look into finding a PCI Intel e1000 card to use instead, and
> disable the onboard? The box isn't bandwidth or CPU-constrained at all,
> but I want to run the very best system that I can, while I'm in a period
> when the occasional reboot is allowed for tweaking. 8-)
I haven't had trouble under linux with that chipset, but I also haven't
pushed it as hard as I could.
I very much dislike it though because of the terrible stability under Solaris.
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