> That would be me with the reduced CPU load on a PII 233, and the numbers
> cited by Chris are about right.
> Jesse, could you explain exactly how to enable "link0"? I can't find it
> explained in the archives.
ifconfig fxpX link0
Where X is the NIC number (fxp0, fxp1, etc...)
Then you'll see something like
fxp0: Microcode loaded, int_delay: 1000 usec bundle_max: 6
in your system log.
You can run that from exec.php to try it out. To have it run at every
boot, put those lines in your config in <shellcmd> parameters (see FAQ
on hidden config.xml options for more info)
Not all cards support this, but it seems to work fine on all the ones
from 'man 4 fxp':
The fxp driver also supports a special link option:
link0 Some chip revisions have loadable microcode which can be used to
reduce the interrupt load on the host cpu. Not all boards have
microcode support. Setting the link0 flag with ifconfig(8) will
download the microcode to the chip if it is available.