Bug 243848 - iperf perfoms bad with F7 kernel
iperf perfoms bad with F7 kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-06-12 08:05 EDT by Michal Žejdl
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-08 04:22:38 EDT
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Description Michal Žejdl 2007-06-12 08:05:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Running iperf on 100 Mbps NIC slow down system response, resulting in bad
transfer ratio (3 - 15 Mbps) in download direction, or in both direction when
"vmstat 1" is runnig. This appears since F7.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run vmstat 1 to make worst performance results and see what happens
2. run iperf -s on remote machine
3. run iperf -c <remote machine> -r
Actual results:
[  5] local port 56235 connected with port 5001
[  5]  0.0-10.0 sec    113 MBytes  94.5 Mbits/sec
[  4] local port 5001 connected with port 50328
[  4]  0.0-10.1 sec  17.0 MBytes  14.1 Mbits/sec
- vmstat shows 100% cpu used (over 90% in syscalls), system has a slow response

Expected results:
94 Mbps in both directions (iperf), more interrupts and less system time on CPU
(vmstat), normal system response

Additional info:
System with problem is laptop Acer TravelMate 290LCi with updated Fedora 7,
using 8139too module. With kernel 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6 there is no problem.

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