Re: [CentOS] non-fluff: NIC configuration: mingnt?
[hidden email] wrote:
> We've got this really bizarre problem, trying to get a bridge/firewall
> working. My manager and I are almost grasping at straws....
> Anyway, I'm using lshw to look at an identical machine, and a Dell 1950
> that works when configured as a bridge, and there's one thing I don't
> know: does anyone know what mingnt is?
>MIN_GNT and MAX_LAT
>These read-only byte registers are used to specify the device's
desired >settings for Latency Timer values. For both registers, the
value >specifies a period of time in units of 1/4 microsecond. Values of
0 >indicate that the device has no major requirements for the settings
of >Latency Timers.
>MIN_GNT is used for specifying how long a burst period the device
needs >assuming a clock rate of 33MHz. MAX_LAT is used for specifying
how >often the device needs to gain access to the PCI bus.
>Devices should specify values that will allow them to most effectively
>use the PCI bus as well as their internal resources. Values should be
>chosen assuming that the target does not insert any wait states.