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Bug 160020 - Full-duplex Gigabit can not reach gigabit at both RX/TX same time
Summary: Full-duplex Gigabit can not reach gigabit at both RX/TX same time
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 160019
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-10 02:22 UTC by Robinson Tiemuqinke
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-10 04:20:18 UTC
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Description Robinson Tiemuqinke 2005-06-10 02:22:42 UTC
Description of problem:
Full-duplex mode Gigabit can not reach near gigabit at both sending and 
receiving sides. Instead, the sum of sending and receiving reaches gigabit. 
The tests are ttcp tests on two HP workstation XW4200.

Case 1, only receiving, no sending.
  The sending speed is near 0MBytes/s, receiving speed is 110MB/s.

case 2, only sending, no receiving.
  The sending speed is near 110MB/s, receiving speed is near 0MB/s.

case 3, both sending and receiving at the same time.
  The sending speed is about 55MB/s, receiving at about 55MB/s.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.
Not only on Redhat Enterprise Linux, but also on Fedora Core series.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Redhat Enterprise 3 or 4 onto two HP Workstation XW4200, or similar 
machines with high PCI Bus speed. and connect the builtin Broadcom network 
cards with a crossover CAT6 cable. This way exclues the LAN Switch factor.

2. run ttcp on the two machines, either as sending role, or as receiving role.

3.test all the 3 cases in the "Description of Problem" section. and the 
results will be quite similar.
Actual results:

Expected results:
  When machines' gigabit(in full-duplex gigabit mode) in sending and receiving 
data at the same time, both the sending speed and receiving speed should be 
around 110MB/s. And the SUM of them should be 220MB/s.

Additional info:

 According to HP support technician, the HP workstation XW4200 has a PCI 
EXpress bus which support 2.5GB/s data transfer. "top" commands reports that 
machine box still have 80% Idle CPU cycles.

Comment 1 Ernie Petrides 2005-06-10 04:20:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160019 ***

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