[ipxe-devel] iPXE tg3 implementation is slow

Joshua Oreman oremanj at MIT.EDU
Sat Nov 6 03:03:22 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:59 PM, Huan Truong <hnt7438 at truman.edu> wrote:
> I'm using iPXE now and it is very apparent that iPXE tg3 implementation
> is very slow.
> It takes me about 30 seconds to fetch my vmlinuz kernel image from
> Ubuntu 10.10 on a 1Gbps connection compared to gPXE (1.0.1)'s
> implementation that takes about 1 second.
> It prints out a bunch of hashes and sometimes a dot ################...
> while gPXE doesn't.
> I wonder if that's a regression or something.
> I can help with debugging the problem if that's a regression as I have
> the hardware here, but if that's something that the devs already know,
> then there's no sense in doing it.

I also noticed this yesterday, as well as some "transmit timed out"
errors. Have there been any recent changes that might be relevant?


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