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 thrift on Wed 29th Aug 2007 04:14 UTC
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2007-08-29

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.

Are you sure you weren't measuring the throughput of your disk? I would have expected a 100-133MB/s PCI bus to handle better than that.

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