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 From:  Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: link0 flag, was: Performance Question, P-90 vs. Soekris Net4501
 Date:  Wed, 23 Feb 2005 22:08:40 -0500
Chris Buechler wrote:


> wrote:
>> 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)

I run it in an earlyshellcmd. Not sure if that really makes any difference:

                <earlyshellcmd>ifconfig fxp0 link0</earlyshellcmd>
                <earlyshellcmd>ifconfig fxp1 link0</earlyshellcmd>
                <earlyshellcmd>ifconfig fxp2 link0</earlyshellcmd>

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