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Date:      Sun, 31 Aug 2008 20:44:16 -0700
From:      perryh@pluto.rain.com
To:        nightrecon@verizon.net
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE getting terrible throughput using sk0	adapter
Message-ID:  <48bb6510.Dn/Wb+UYRWREI0Bb%perryh@pluto.rain.com>
In-Reply-To: <g9fkl6$7eg$1@ger.gmane.org>
References:  <000001c90b7b$af814f60$0e83ee20$@com> <20080831181932.Q19288@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> <000601c90b8f$c8a18ff0$59e4afd0$@com> <g9fkl6$7eg$1@ger.gmane.org>

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> Try disabling usb and firewire in BIOS. You may need to have
> a tech there do it for you. Your box has the sk NIC and usb
> sharing an irq. The NIC driver is MPSAFE but the usb stack is
> still under the GIANT lock. Disable usb and the NIC driver
> should perform better.

Alternatively, to avoid involving the provider's tech support,
could the OP get the same effect by building a kernel without USB?



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