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From: Alan Cox <>
To: Paul Gortmaker <>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Jeff Garzik <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] 2.6.9 Use skb_padto() in drivers/net/8390.c]
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 15:45:51 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1105197689.10505.22.camel@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sad, 2005-01-08 at 08:33, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Is it possible that skb_padto has since got its act together?   Reason I
> ask is that I just dusted off a crusty 386dx40 (doesn't get much older

Could be - kmalloc has probably improved but the skbuffs have got far
more complex

> than that) with a wd8013.  As a basic test, I did ttcp Tx tests with small
> packets and they came out to all intents and purposes, identical.   Kernel 
> was 2.6.10, with stack vs skb_padto, each size test ran 3 times, even tested
> packets bigger than ETH_ZLEN as a (hopefully) invariant.  I've attached the
> edited down results below.

What are you testing ? I don't see the relationship between network
throughput and efficiency on this device.

Drop it on a pentium or late 486 and use the tsc to compare the two code
paths. One is much much more efficienct.

  reply	other threads:[~2005-01-08 16:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2005-01-08  8:33 ` [PATCH] 2.6.9 Use skb_padto() in drivers/net/8390.c] Paul Gortmaker
2005-01-08 15:45   ` Alan Cox [this message]
2005-01-10  2:41     ` [PATCH] 2.6.9 Use skb_padto() in drivers/net/8390.c Paul Gortmaker
2005-01-10 18:28       ` Alan Cox
2005-02-19  5:20         ` Jeff Garzik
2005-02-19 14:06           ` Alan Cox

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