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 From:  "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Not seeing the 5.3 slowdowns
 Date:  Fri, 1 Apr 2005 08:13:50 -0500
I forgot to add that all 4 of my interfaces are bge

-Rob

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Not seeing the 5.3 slowdowns


>I was trying a few LAN<->DMZ transfers and I do have firewall rules between
> but no NAT.  I was getting 45Mbps and CPU load of 45% with 1.2b7 (through 
> a
> 100Mbps hub connection).  Generic-PC P3-500, 64MB, nothing special.
>
> with 1.2b3 I was getting 44Mbps with a CPU load of 43%.
>
> What gives?  Is the issue just when going through the WAN?  could it be a
> product of NAT?
>
> Just trying to put a little more info out there.
>
> -Rob
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kevin Bowling" <kevin dot bowling at wans dot net>
> To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:42 PM
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Not seeing the 5.3 slowdowns
>
>
>>  Interestingly enough, I am not experiencing the slowdowns users like
>> Chris report.  I am able to pull my entire 4 megabit line down with
>> minimal effort on the firewall.  Granted, 5.3 uses a bit more CPU but
>> nothing too absurd.  The test was run using two client PCs: one running
>> Azureus and an HTTP download from IBM, and the other running eXeem for a
>> total of maybe 80 or so streams.  CPU use was in the low 20 percentiles
>> regardless of the HTTP download running or not.  IIRC I believe the 4.3
>> release tree would run around 10-15% in similar tests.  My firewall is a
>> 266MHz Pentium (not PII) with 64MB RAM.  A simple proportion would not
>> agree with the numbers others are experiencing.  Perhaps it is an issue
>> with a particular NIC chipset or code optimization (586 vs 486)?  I am
>> using sis and fxp.
>>                Kevin
>>
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