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 From:  Dinesh Nair <dinesh at alphaque dot com>
 To:  Scott Ullrich <sullrich at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] FreeBSD 6.0-based alpha version 1.3a1 available
 Date:  Tue, 22 Nov 2005 10:22:53 +0800
On 11/22/05 06:51 Scott Ullrich said the following:
> megabits on a 266 megahertz WRAP to 28.5 megabit.   inflight is really
> meant for overly congested links and really hurts performance.    NOTE

robert watson's posts to freebsd-net indicate that in high bandwidth, low 
latency links (such as your average LAN), inflight enabled actually drops 

on a Celeron 400Mhz with 128MB RAM and intel etherexpress onboard NICs, 
i've been able to get near wire speed throughput (80+Mbps with iperf) on 
the 1.2 and 1.3a1 images, with or without inflight enabled. this doesnt 
indicate much however for the Celeron is beefy enough a processor for what 
we're throwing at it. we'd need to use a processor which maxed out /before/ 
wire speed throughput was reached, if we're to really benchmark the IP 
stack difference between freebsd 4.x and 6.0.

a better benchmark would be doing the same on the soekris net45xx and 48xx 
boxes for the lower speed processor there would max out before the wire 
speed is ever reached.

Regards,                           /\_/\   "All dogs go to heaven."
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