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 From:  "Batnun" <batnun at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Sasa Stupar" <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>, "Adam Gibson" <agibson at ptm dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] huge difference with device polling enabled with realtek nics
 Date:  Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:40:52 -0000
Is it recommended to enable device polling on the WRAP board?

I don`t know which ethernat card I have inside...


Gilad

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From: "Sasa Stupar" <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
To: "Adam Gibson" <agibson at ptm dot com>; <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] huge difference with device polling enabled with 
realtek nics


>
>
> --On 23. januar 2006 17:16 -0500 Adam Gibson <agibson at ptm dot com> wrote:
>
>> I was pushing about 5.5 MBytes/sec through a 400mhz Axiomtek NA-0041B
>> (comes with 4 built-in realtek/rtl nics) and noticed that CPU usage was
>> at 73%.  This is without any VPN overhead.  Traffic was passing from LAN
>> to OPT1.  I then enabled device polling and CPU usage went down to 0% -
>> 1% during the same transfers.
>>
>> I was rather surprised that a 400mhz system is barely able to keep up
>> with 5.5MBytes/sec without device polling since that is the default. Has
>> anyone else noticed this?
>>
>>
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> I had this to. I used to have 3 Realtek NIC's on my 433 MHz machine and 
> without device polling I managed to have transfer around 35 Mbit/s and 
> with device poling I had around 50 Mbit/s. Then I change my NIC's for 
> Intel pro 100/S ones and now without polling I get transfer around 58 
> Mbit/s and with polling enabled I get around 89 Mbit/s.
>
> -- 
> Sasa Stupar
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