Subject: Re: low-cost Gigabit card recommendations?
To: Jeff Rizzo <riz@NetBSD.org>
From: Brad <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/25/2006 18:07:07
On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 09:00:36AM -0700, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> David Young wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 12:06:25AM -0700, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> >> In general, avoid re(4) like the plague. They _are_ cheap, though, and
> >> they'll work in a pinch. sk(4) seems to work pretty well for me, and
> > What is wrong with re(4)?
> > Dave
> I've had various problems with them - the one I can recall offhand is
> claiming to support an MTU of 9000, while I was only ever able to get
> them to pass about 7000 bytes. That said, I have a desktop machine in
> which re(4) is the main card, and it seems to work well enough for a
> light load.
This is expected behavior, the Realtek Gig chipset can only handle a
maximum frame size of 7440 which translates to a MTU of 7422.