Subject: Re: Ethernet cards
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/1994 09:21:48
On Dec 10, 11:31am, Markus Illenseer wrote:
> On Dec 9, 4:15pm, David Jones wrote:
> > Subject: Ethernet cards
> > I am debating the purchase of an Ethernet card.
> > I understand that the Hydra has 16K packet buffer on it and the 2065 has
> > 32K. Is this correct?
> This is correct, but the NetBSD driver only supports 16K for A2065.
> It even crashed several times for me when trying to run at 32K.
I've been running my A2065 boards with 32K with no problems, but then
I've made quite a few changes to the driver. Most of the changes were
to use multiple transmit buffers, which gave me about 25% more throughput.
This was with a 33Mhz 68040 on one system and a 40Mhz 68040 on the other.
I don't know if a 68030 system would show as much improvement.
Michael L. Hitch INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Systems and Computing Services
Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA