Subject: Re: netgear ga621
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/29/2002 16:57:50
On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 01:49:59AM +0200, Frank van der Linden wrote:

 > On Sat, Jun 29, 2002 at 04:35:03PM -0700, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
 > > Not all of them are bad ... I've gotten ~420Mb/s with a DP83820 in
 > > a 64-bit PCI slot.  Gig-E is pretty sensitive to the quality of the
 > > bus it's plugged into.
 > ..don't forget to mention that this was probably with a card in a
 > 32/33 PCI slot on the other side.

Ah, yes, that is correct, a Tigon2 in a 32/33 slot.  It is definitely
limited by the receiver..

The sender is about 50% idle, waiting for the TCP window to open up (using
too large of a TCP window causes packet loss because of the wimpy bus on
the receiver -- the receiving end can't drain packets from the FIFO to RAM
fast enough).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>