Subject: Re: NetBSD vs PPPOE
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: Martin Weber <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/25/2002 16:58:38
On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 11:20:34AM -0300, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
> If you're going to be using a slower machine, definitely go with the
> in-kernel PPPoE. rp-pppoe on my AXPpci33 Alpha (166MHz) used all of my
> available CPU (which became a bottleneck -- I wasn't getting full speeds
> as a result). Switching to the in-kernel PPPoE, CPU usage dropped to ~3%
> and I now utilize my full bandwidth.

This is very interesting. I use rp-pppoe on a pI 100, and the machine
is mainly deep asleep. When I'm utilizing full bandwidth, CPU's at about
8-12 percent. Before the pI I used a 486 dx2/66, and even that one was
not over at max 25 percent CPU. I wonder what was using that much CPU
on your machine. I have of course ipnat and ipf running there, sshd
and rp-pppoe. (this is a 768 kbit downstream dsl)