Subject: Re: Performance of VIA RhineII (vr) driver in -current?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Chris Baird <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/25/2003 09:22:45
 >  ifconfig vr0 media 100baseTX
 >  (wait a few seconds, to give nway handshake a chance to finish)
 >  ifconfig vr0 media autoselect
 > before stressing the connection to verify this is the problem.
 > It is supposed to be solved in current.

Some success. It works for a bit-- the system (Zorilla) ftp'ing a file
from another system runs at full speed (10MB/s), although during one
test it dropped down to 1MB/s. (An example of the switch acting up?)

In the other direction, ftp'ing a file from Zorilla now runs at
~200kB/s; however the kernel complains constantly (~10 messages/sec)
with "vr0: transmit aborted" after using the second ifconfig command

Chris Baird,, <>