On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, John P. Looney wrote:
> Nah. This box has a 64MB flash...anything it needs will be in RAM. That
> said, it does share interrupts with its three onboard NICs. But, a test
> with another NIC in a PCI slot didn't seem to help. Bah.
hmm... three onboard NICs.
all on the same bus? all 100MBit? all full-duplex?
you might be hitting bus and/or interrupt contention.
if so, (esp if interrupt contention) you could try the NAPI driver
architecture, which switches to polled io under high load (iirc).
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