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Re: ath(4) HAL in -current vs 5.0

Stephen Borrill writes:
> I've been running NetBSD 5.0 with Jared's ath patch on an EeePC 900A. 
> Today I tried using wi-fi in anger and saw I was getting average ping 
> times of 1600ms (stddev 1416) and 3% packet loss (some ping times over 
> 12000ms!). I then tried -current (the open-source HAL) which was much 
> better. So I backported the current HAL to 5.0 and tried again. This gave 
> a fantastic performance improvement (1.2ms with 1.6ms stddev and 0% 
> packet). I tried the test a few times to check it was consistent.
> I understand the reasons for not pulling this up to netbsd-5 especially 
> that we are at RC3 (I think: lack of testing on all platforms and 
> problems with TKIP), but hopefully this will be a useful datapoint.

Speaking of ath/HAL/EeePCs, has anyone looked at merging in the 
AR9280 driver changes from FreeBSD into -current?  I'm certainly 
happy to help provide testing for said driver :) 


Greg Oster

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