|Subject:||Re: Kingston KNE30T PCI|
|From:||Doug White (dwh...@gdi.uoregon.edu)|
|Date:||Apr 10, 1998 10:35:39 pm|
On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Jerry Blancher wrote:
I have the Kingston KNE30T PCI ethernet card. It is set up on a new system with NO load and NO traffic. Here is a clipping of my system:
CPU: AMD-K6tm w/ multimedia extensions (233.86-MHz 586-class CPU) Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x562 Stepping=2 Features=0x8001bf<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8,MMX> real memory = 67108864 (65536K bytes) avail memory = 61206528 (59772K bytes) Probing for devices on PCI bus 0: chip0 <generic PCI bridge (vendor=1106 device=1595 subclass=0)> rev 3 on pci0:0: 0 chip1 <generic PCI bridge (vendor=1106 device=0586 subclass=1)> rev 39 on pci0:7 :0 pci0:7:1: VIA Technologies, device=0x0571, class=storage (ide) [no driver assign ed] ed1 <NE2000 PCI Ethernet (RealTek 8029)> rev 0 int a irq 11 on pci0:11:0 ed1: address 00:c0:f0:2a:7c:29, type NE2000 (16 bit)
This would explain why the KNE30 series is so cheap :-(
My first question is, why is it listing it as a (16 bit) card?
Probably a leftover from the ISA probe.
My second question is why is it so slow to the first stop (router) outside of my box.. traceroute:
1 badboy.ieway.com (184.108.40.206) 1.991 ms 2.094 ms 2.094 ms
This new system is also on a new provider.
Hm, by comparison, I get ~.7 pinging my Cisco, hitting a hub and a switch first. What kind of router is your router, anyway?
My old system on the old provider with a true 16 bit card running 2.2.5 (compared to 2.2.6 of the new system) pulls traceroutes to te first router at times of less then .5 ms
When the old system and the new system was on the same hub, I could pull files from the old system to the new system at the rate of over 1MB/sec.
According to the Kingston manual, PCI transfer up to 132 MB/sec EISA transfer up to 33 MB/sec ISA transfer up to 8 MB/sec
This is ideal on a quiet network. Fat chance.
So, my major question is, is it the card, settings, or new provider that would be slowing down the works?
Run a tcpdump and see how busy your network is. The more hubs you go through the slower it gets, and cheap crappy hubs really push that RTT up.
Also, is there a way to do a flood test on the ethernet card to see how well it handles it's self?
ping -f from another UNIX box, but don't do this during the middle of the day.
BTW, GREAT job on 2.2.6, had no problems getting the OS to run, and I see a few nasty bugs are fixed, mainly the : anyuser can freeze up the machine with a simple kill command :).
Also, I have run many other test's, trying to break the OS (mainly scripts that run commands and also spawn other process's that do the same) and the OS ends up freezing the scripts before the system freezes up.
Die, you silly forkbombs! :-)
As far as a server goes, FreeBSD seems to be VERY stable, as most questions on this list are focasing on home or at least user-at-console use.
Running as designed.
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