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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 16:16:06 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      grog@lemis.de (Greg Lehey)
To:        jarekb@pap.waw.pl (Jaroslaw Bazydlo)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org, Amount@cergowa.pap.waw.pl, of@cergowa.pap.waw.pl, RAM@cergowa.pap.waw.pl, &@cergowa.pap.waw.pl, FreeBSD@cergowa.pap.waw.pl, as@cergowa.pap.waw.pl, Ethernet@cergowa.pap.waw.pl, router@cergowa.pap.waw.pl
Subject:   Problems with multiple Ethernet boards (was: Re: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org)
Message-ID:  <199610011416.QAA21884@allegro.lemis.de>
In-Reply-To: <199609301140.NAA23668@cergowa.pap.waw.pl> from "Jaroslaw Bazydlo" at Sep 30, 96 01:40:10 pm

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Jaroslaw Bazydlo writes:
>
> Situation:
>
> FreeBSD 2.1-STABLE / 8M RAM and 32M of swap / 5 Ethernet Cards /
> IP Filter 3.1.0 run in the system
>
> This computer acts as a Ethernet router w/o problems but sometimes it hangs
> up for a couple o secconds. I logfile I can see "ed2: device timeout" in
> those moments. This could point to hardware problems. Ok I'll try to replace
> it with the new one but...

You'd probably get more answers if you had selected a subject line
like "Problems with multiple Ethernet boards"

> Does anyone know how to judge how much memory I need according to number o
> Ethernet Cards (all are 10BaseT, UTP 10Mbit/s) ????

I don't think they're a significant factor.  I suppose that 8 MB of
RAM is not exactly too much, but I don't think that that's the
problem.  I've run routers (one Ethernet board, one ISDN board) in 4
MB, and didn't have any memory pressure.  I don't expect the
additional boards to make any difference.  I'd guess that you might
have a driver problem.  Which boards are you using?

Greg



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