some uucp transfer rates for 3b1 w/ telebit

Roger Taranto rog at
Mon Jun 3 09:18:10 AEST 1991

In article <1991May29.224256.24529 at> dnichols at (DoN Nichols) writes:
>In article <1789 at hico2.UUCP> kak at writes:
>>I suspect that a 3b1 can send faster than it can receive.
>	That, I believe, has been the general concensus of the discussion.

That seems to make sense.  It seems to me that terminal drivers and
interrupt routines were designed to be able to send lots of data, but
receive comparatively low amounts.  (How many users do you know who
can type at 19200 bps?)

We have a brave, little microvax II with 4 Telebits connected; it serves
as our UUCP and news machine.  We can get ~14500 bps on our outgoing
connections, but we can't do better than ~9700 bps on the incoming
connections.  With nothing else going on and just one UUCP connection
(incoming), the CPU is pegged at ~93-95% trying to handle the single
character interrupts for that uucico process.

I imagine that the 3B1 is similarly handicapped, i.e., it's running out
of CPU trying to handle single character interrupts while receiving
data via the serial lines.

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