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Date:	Sat, 23 May 2009 16:44:12 +0200
From:	Michael Buesch <mb@...sch.de>
To:	Michael Riepe <michael.riepe@...glemail.com>
Cc:	David Dillow <dave@...dillows.org>,
	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>,
	Rui Santos <rsantos@...popie.com>,
	Michael B√ľker <m.bueker@...lin.de>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.30-rc4] r8169: avoid losing MSI interrupts

On Saturday 23 May 2009 16:35:28 Michael Riepe wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> Michael Buesch wrote:
> 
> > Thanks a lot, Dave! This fixes the issue on my chip.
> 
> Yep, it's stable here as well. And even a little faster than pci=nomsi.
> The only strangeness I observed is that the throughput (measured with
> iperf and a single TCP connection) varies:
> 
> [ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
> [  3]  0.0-10.0 sec    667 MBytes    559 Mbits/sec
> [  3] 10.0-20.0 sec    803 MBytes    673 Mbits/sec
> [  3] 20.0-30.0 sec    802 MBytes    673 Mbits/sec
> [  3] 30.0-40.0 sec    714 MBytes    599 Mbits/sec
> [  3] 40.0-50.0 sec    669 MBytes    561 Mbits/sec
> [  3] 50.0-60.0 sec    791 MBytes    663 Mbits/sec
> [  3]  0.0-60.0 sec  4.34 GBytes    622 Mbits/sec

Are you running the iperf server or client on the r8169?
I'm running the iperf server on the r8169 and get the following results:

mb@...er:~$ iperf -c 192.168.2.50 -t120 -i10
------------------------------------------------------------
Client connecting to 192.168.2.50, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 16.0 KByte (default)
------------------------------------------------------------
[  3] local 192.168.2.205 port 34739 connected with 192.168.2.50 port 5001
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-10.0 sec    789 MBytes    662 Mbits/sec
[  3] 10.0-20.0 sec    791 MBytes    664 Mbits/sec
[  3] 20.0-30.0 sec    799 MBytes    670 Mbits/sec
[  3] 30.0-40.0 sec    794 MBytes    666 Mbits/sec
[  3] 40.0-50.0 sec    795 MBytes    667 Mbits/sec
[  3] 50.0-60.0 sec    793 MBytes    665 Mbits/sec
[  3] 60.0-70.0 sec    800 MBytes    671 Mbits/sec
[  3] 70.0-80.0 sec    795 MBytes    667 Mbits/sec
[  3] 80.0-90.0 sec    800 MBytes    672 Mbits/sec
[  3] 90.0-100.0 sec    797 MBytes    669 Mbits/sec
[  3] 100.0-110.0 sec    789 MBytes    662 Mbits/sec
[  3] 110.0-120.0 sec    791 MBytes    663 Mbits/sec
[  3]  0.0-120.0 sec  9.31 GBytes    666 Mbits/sec

Looks acceptable to me.
The iperf client device is a BCM5780.

-- 
Greetings, Michael.
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