[Samba] Performance Issues With Samba and RedHat 8.

Jon Niehof jniehof at paladigm.com
Tue May 6 14:58:40 GMT 2003

> Only thing I have to input here is:  Does your server have the "Broadcom"
> NIC(s) in it?  I've seen horror stories about this card on the Dell
> PowerEdge on Linux mailing list.  If you do, I would recommend that you
> check out this link: http://lists.us.dell.com and search for "tg3" and or
> "broadcom" to see the troubles reported there.  Most of the problems with
> the Broadcoms actually end up leading to complete server lockups though.  I
> just thought it might be worth mentioning.

TG3 driver had problems with multiprocessor kernels; the 
latest RH errata kernel (and, IIRC, 2.4.19 on) are fixed.

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