Subject: wm0 troubles
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 12/23/2007 15:02:53
I'm having trouble with wm0 on two different Thinkpads, both running
very recent kernels. For one thing, they're slower than they used to
be. I could manage 550M-580M bps using from them to a Dell with bge0;
now, I rarely hit 350M bps and I'm under 200M bps going from one to the
other. Second, both machines sometimes seem to forget how to talk on
them, until I ifconfig the interface down and up. On one, I could
reliably trigger it by displaying Youtube videos, which I really don't
understand... My suspicion is that it's losing interrupts, or possibly
that there's a timer issue.
Is anyone else seeing that?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb