Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 00:28 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Windows Robert Love, a famous Linux kernel hacker, has written a blog entry with his thoughs on the recently posted Vista's network slowdown issue and the explanation given by Mark Russinovich: "Unlike DPCs, however, the Linux parallel does not consume nearly half of your CPU. There is no excusable reason why processing IP packets should so damagingly affect the system. Thus, this absolutely abysmal networking performance should be an issue in and of itself, but the Windows developers decided to focus on a secondary effect."
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RE: Awful situation
by Jimbo on Wed 29th Aug 2007 03:22 UTC in reply to "Awful situation"
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300 MHz P2 boxes seem to handle 1gbps home routing and forwarding on Linux without problem in my experience, and can even function as a streaming media player.

Wow that 300mhz P2 must have a hell of a system bus. I have a 3.8ghz P4 at work that couldn't get above 40 megabytes per second in throughput. Still very fast, but not very close to maxing out gigabit ethernet.

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