From: kernel v2.2.5-15 (kernel at domain tinet.ie)
Date: Sat 11 Sep 1999 - 22:16:01 IST
From: Kenn Humborg <kenn at domain avalon.wombat.ie>
To: kernel v2.0.35 <kernel at domain tinet.ie>; ilug at domain linux.ie <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Date: 11 September 1999 14:37
Subject: Re: [ILUG] ppp problems
>On Tue, Sep 08, 1998 at 08:06:51PM +0100, kernel v2.0.35 wrote:
>You're a year behind the rest of us...
>> hey people,
>> just installed redhat6.0, kernel v2.2.5-15, and am having some fairly =
>> major problems with the speed of my ppp connection...pings to standard =
>> places, eg www.iol.ie, are giving like 70% packet losses and stuff, and =
>> netscape takes AGES to load a page...
>> very strangely though lynx manages to load a page in normal
>> and curiouser
>It's possible that heavy interrupt activity from your IDE disk and/or
>CD is causing serial interrupts to be missed. If you are low on RAM,
>netscape will cause more paging and thus more disk activity than the
>It happened to me where heavy CD activity really screwed PPP throughput.
>Try the following:
># hdparm -u 1 /dev/hda
># hdparm -u 1 /dev/hdb
>and /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd if you have them as well. This tells the IDE
>drivers to allow other interrupts in while handling disk and CD interrupts.
>Irish Linux Users' Group: ilug at domain linux.ie
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sorry about the date
anyway, i tried that stuff, and no joy...still exactally the same
i'm beginning to wonder is it solely down to ppp optimisation, but on
slackware 3.5 which i was using up to a couple of days ago, it was running
also, i don't think it's a problem with memory, as i have 128megs of ram and
a 128meg swap drive
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