Subject: Re: low-cost Gigabit card recommendations?
To: David Young <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/26/2006 14:54:53
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)?

Performance seems really crappy.  I tried an re(4) here (NetGear 311)
in a dual Xeon and it couldn't do more than 200Mbit/sec measuring with
nttcp talking to another Xeon box.  I replaced it with a wm(4) and now
get > 600Mbit/sec.

Simon Burge                            <>
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