[rescue] When is 100 less than 10?

Phil Brutsche phil at tux.obix.com
Wed Apr 27 12:27:20 CDT 2005

Meelis Roos wrote:
> What are you doing with them to see this bad performance? I had an
> old K6/200 rounting 7 megabytes/s (TCP bandwidth) via one 21140 and
> one rtl8139. 6-7 MBytes/s seems to be the performance in other setups
> too.

A Realtek chip requires more CPU than something that doesn't suck to
push the same amount of traffic.

Examples from the "doesn't suck" category are:

 * 3com 3c905 variants
 * Intel PRO/100 (aka fxp or e100, depending on OS)
 * 21x4x chips, aka the tulip


Phil Brutsche
phil at tux.obix.com

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