semi-ot: sis900 lan support

Steve Gehlbach steve at
Thu Mar 27 11:46:00 CET 2003

Alessio Sangalli wrote:

> I load the sis900 module or I compile it into the kernel, but the 
> performances are incredibly low: if I transfer a huge file, the transfer 
> starts at 5MB/s more or less, but after few seconds it drammatically 
> drops to 60KB/s. I would need more that two hours to transfer an ISO image.
> I'm using kernel 2.4.20, pcchips810lmr with 256MB memory and athlon2000+...

I tried a 954MB (ls -lh) file on pcchips 787cl+ (sis900, via C3, 320Mb 
ram), and it took 22:20 using scp, no compression.  Since I have a 
10baseT network, using ssh, and other traffic, this seems about right 
(700+ kb/sec).  Kernel is 2.4.18, sis900 driver v1.08.02.


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