2000-11-01 19:36:01

by KJ Pickett

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Subject: 2.2.18p18 eepro100 issues (packets per irq, shared irqs)

First of all I would like to say that 2.2.18p18 does not have the 'card
reports no resources' messages when I saturate the 100mbit network anymore.

But I was wondering about two things:
I have a 815EE board, which has an onboard eepro100 and a pci eepro100.
They share an irq, no matter if I'm using intels e100.o driver or the stock
linux one. For performance reasons, can I make them each have a different
irq? Doing it from ifconfig gives me a notsupported error, with either
driver.

Also: VMSTAT output, comparing stock linux driver with intel. Heres the
stock linux:

1 0 0 0 31836 67632 13240 0 0 0 0 24015 47215 20 15
65
1 0 0 0 31836 67632 13240 0 0 0 1 24016 47016 21 16
64

The card is recv'ng 24k packets per second, and seeing that many irqs. The
intel driver does 6 per irq, and vmstat from that driver (not posted, but I
remember what it was) shows 6 times less irq/sec and cs/sec. Even though,
it appears the stock linux driver is supposed to do 20 things per irq? I am
no kernel hacker...can I get the stock linux driver to do multiple packets
per irq with some config settings?

Thanks,

Karl Pickett
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2000-11-01 20:17:52

by Alan Cox

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Subject: Re: 2.2.18p18 eepro100 issues (packets per irq, shared irqs)

> They share an irq, no matter if I'm using intels e100.o driver or the stock
> linux one. For performance reasons, can I make them each have a different
> irq? Doing it from ifconfig gives me a notsupported error, with either
> driver.

Under 2.2 no. Under 2.4 maybe

> no kernel hacker...can I get the stock linux driver to do multiple packets
> per irq with some config settings?

We dont have sufficient docs to figure this out easily. Intel upload magic
numbers to the card microcode

2000-11-01 20:48:30

by Octave

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Subject: Re: 2.2.18p18 eepro100 issues (packets per irq, shared irqs)

> > They share an irq, no matter if I'm using intels e100.o driver or the stock
> > linux one. For performance reasons, can I make them each have a different
> > irq? Doing it from ifconfig gives me a notsupported error, with either
> > driver.
>
> Under 2.2 no. Under 2.4 maybe

one question: using driver 1.11 of eepro, on a server with 1
network carte only, we have something really dirty in dmesg
it writes IRQ 20 !? why all this folks ? ;)
the good news there is no more eth0 problems :)

Octave

IRQ to pin mappings:
IRQ0 -> 2
IRQ1 -> 1
IRQ3 -> 3
IRQ4 -> 4
IRQ5 -> 5
IRQ6 -> 6
IRQ7 -> 7
IRQ8 -> 8
IRQ9 -> 9
IRQ14 -> 14
IRQ16 -> 0
IRQ20 -> 4
IRQ24 -> 8
IRQ25 -> 9


eth0: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet at 0xf0002000, 00:E0:18:02:15:02, IRQ 20.
Board assembly 668081-002, Physical connectors present: RJ45
Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
General self-test: passed.
Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
Internal registers self-test: passed.
ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
Receiver lock-up workaround activated.
eepro100.c:v1.11 7/19/2000 Donald Becker <[email protected]>
http://www.scyld.com/network/eepro100.html
eth1: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet at 0xf0004000, 00:E0:18:02:15:02, IRQ 20.
[...]
eth7: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet at 0xf0010000, 00:E0:18:02:15:02, IRQ 20.
Board assembly 668081-002, Physical connectors present: RJ45
Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
General self-test: passed.
Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
Internal registers self-test: passed.
ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
Receiver lock-up workaround activated.
eepro100.c:v1.11 7/19/2000 Donald Becker <[email protected]>
http://www.scyld.com/network/eepro100.html