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Re: GB Ethernet and Switch Flow Control



fixed

IBM i doesn't assert or honor flow control frames for Ethernet, therefore we don't care. They can hold up the 'stop sign' all day and we'll blow right through it. :-)

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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On 4/8/2014 1:07 PM, Kirk Goins wrote:

I have a client where their network switches default a parm called
flow-control to On.
They have discovered with some of their non-iSeries HW that setting causes
a performance issue. I have been asked what is the preferred setting ( or
do we care? ) for use with iSeries GB NICs.

IBM Support's answer was since they don't have a parm to set in the iSeries
then they don't care.

Any body has a better answer?

Thanks






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