Re: [patch] softirq performance fixes, cleanups, 2.4.10.

Josh MacDonald (jmacd@CS.Berkeley.EDU)
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 11:39:14 -0700

Quoting Rik van Riel (
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2001 wrote:
> > Please, explain who exactly obtains an advantage of looping.
> > net_rx_action()? Do you see drops in backlog?
> > net_tx_action()? It does not look critical.
> Then how would you explain the 10% speed difference
> Ben and others have seen with gigabit ethernet ?

Could this possibly be due to I-cache improvements? If the same
interrupt handling code is being run 10 times at once you should
expect an improvement of that kind.

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