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Re: VIA RhineII-2 (vr driver) network card or Quad port Ethernet card?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: VIA RhineII-2 (vr driver) network card or Quad port Ethernet card?
- From: Alexander Bochmann <ab_(_at_)_lists_(_dot_)_gxis_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 12:58:59 +0100
...on Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 08:01:57PM +0100, Daniel Polak wrote:
> copying impairs transmit performance on slower systems but can't be
> avoided. On faster machines (e.g., a Pentium II), the performance impact
> is much less noticeable.
> OK I will heed the implied warning in "much less noticeable" then.
Well, with the onboard RhineII-2 on a Via Epia board,
I constantly get messages like the following:
/bsd: vr0: watchdog timeout
/bsd: vr0: rx packet lost
...and that's just on a slow link (DSL).
Don't think it would be a goot choice for
environments with more traffic...