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CONFIG_PCNET32_NAPI: Use RX polling (NAPI) (EXPERIMENTAL)

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_PCNET32_NAPI has multiple definitions:

Use RX polling (NAPI) (EXPERIMENTAL) found in drivers/net/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_PCNET32_NAPI:

Help text

NAPI is a new driver API designed to reduce CPU and interrupt load when the driver is receiving lots of packets from the card. It is still somewhat experimental and thus not yet enabled by default.

If your estimated Rx load is 10kpps or more, or if the card will be deployed on potentially unfriendly networks (e.g. in a firewall), then say Y here.

See Documentation/networking/NAPI_HOWTO.txt for more information.

If in doubt, say N.

Use RX polling (NAPI) found in drivers/net/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_PCNET32_NAPI:

Help text

NAPI is a new driver API designed to reduce CPU and interrupt load when the driver is receiving lots of packets from the card. It is still somewhat experimental and thus not yet enabled by default.

If your estimated Rx load is 10kpps or more, or if the card will be deployed on potentially unfriendly networks (e.g. in a firewall), then say Y here.

If in doubt, say N.

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