Major network throughput decrease in xircom_cb as opposed to
linux at dominikbrodowski.net
Wed Apr 20 08:04:54 EDT 2005
On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 09:39:35AM -0700, Chris Tracy wrote:
> I have an old Inspiron 5000 that I just updated from FC1 (2.4.x)
> to FC3 (2.6.11). The system has no built-in ethernet, so I've got a
> Xircom Cardbus Ethernet PC Card in it. In 2.4.27, I could download from
> another local system (via wget on the console) at around 8-9MB/s
> (64-72Mbit). When using the xircom_cb driver in 2.6.11-1.14_FC3 (and
> vanilla 126.96.36.199) that throughput dropped significantly, down to between
> 2-3MB/s (16-24Mbit). Out of curiousity, I installed vanilla 188.8.131.52 and
> configured the system to use the older xircom_tulip_cb module. With it,
> on 184.108.40.206, I'm back to my old speeds.
> Is this a known issue? I guess it's not a big deal since the
> older driver works as I'd expect, but I figured someone would want to know
> about the regression. (And I assume the older driver will go away
> If you'd like any more info from me, please let me know.
I've forwarded this report to the author of the xircom_cb driver, Arjan van
de Ven. This list focuses on the PCMCIA core, not on specific drivers.
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