[realtek] Question: Rx Ring Buffers in the rtl8139 module

joerg.beyer@email.de joerg.beyer@email.de
Fri Aug 30 15:20:02 2002

Donald Becker <becker@scyld.com> schrieb am 30.08.02 21:11:57:
> Yes, you have a major problem with PCI bus bandwidth.  The received
> packets cannot be moved from the NIC to main memory quickly enough.


> Perhaps your laptop is slowing down the PCI bus to save power, based on
> a lack of keyboard activity.  Or perhaps the PCI parameters are set so
> that PCI bursts do not occur.
> If the latter, you are in one of the few situation where the PCI bus
> settings will have to be tuned.

are you talking of BIOS parameter? There is _very_ little to tune.

this is a linux 2.4 system. Is there anything how I can tune the PCI
bus settings?