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Re: nic underruns/network crashes
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: nic underruns/network crashes
- From: jakemsr_(_at_)_clipper_(_dot_)_net
- Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 15:01:18 -0700
I accidently sent a messge to Mark that was intended for the list. This
is his reply.
----- Forwarded message from Mark Spivak <spivak_(_at_)_research_(_dot_)_suspicious_(_dot_)_org> -----
From: Mark Spivak <spivak_(_at_)_research_(_dot_)_suspicious_(_dot_)_org>
Subject: Re: nic underruns/network crashes
> I have the same problem, with the same chips. The funny thing is, I only
> seem to have problems with scp & sftp. This morning I tried to transfer
> a 997MB file to another local computer using scp. It got 75% done and
> froze the box; no ping, no X, no Ctl-Alt-F1. Then I put the file in my web
> space and downloaded it from the other box with lynx. It went no problem.
> It was also transfering at 5MB/s, whereas scp was transfering around 600K/s.
> It's also odd that I used scp to put the file on that box in the first place,
> and had no problems whatsoever. I only have problems with outgoing scp &
>From what I understand it's a transmit (alas TX) problem in the driver, no recieve (RX).
That explains the situation.
Also, scp is slower because it uses encryption, which causes a lot of cpy overhead.
> I posted a similar question a while back, and the dc(tulip) maintainer said
> the ADMtek chips are flaky.
> PS - How do I use a local MASTER_SITES for ports, without changing the list
> in each Makefile? I tried "export MASTER_STIES='http://obsd/distfiles/'" (a
> local repository of distfiles I've downloaded), but that doesn't seem to
----- End forwarded message -----
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