"Seth Martin" <SethM at turbinegenerator dot com> wrote:
> I have tried and tested things with the traffic shaper, and with just
> two 500k pipes, one in and one out, I get latency under full load in
> one direction, with 1 1000k pipe for both directions I get latency.
Have you actually tested the bandwidth in both directions (without
any shaping)? The fact that you get latency in only one direction is
odd (I assume that you're testing for full load in both directions, but
only getting latency in one).
[ Also, with 1.11 at least, I seem to recall that the setup fields are a
bit confusing: bits per sec vs bytes per sec (I don't think the fields
say which units to use). Get them wrong, and you'll see latency.
IIRC, you also need to set the values just slightly below the "actual"
> Could this be a limitation of the soekris 4801's processor, would
> installing it in a spare p4 system with some intel nics fix the
You might want to periodically poll the Soekris's load average via
the exec page. That might be a simple way of telling you if the Soekris
is getting hammered or not.
darrylo at soco dot agilent dot com
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