PFsenseTuning and Troubleshooting Network Cards…

Posted: May 18, 2014 in Firewall, Freebsd, pfsense

1. Broadcom bce(4) Cards

Put in loader

#pico /boot/loader.conf.local

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kern.ipc.nmbclusters="131072"
hw.bce.tso_enable=0
hw.pci.enable_msix=0
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2. Intel igb(4) and em(4) Cards


Put in loader


#pico /boot/loader.conf.local

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kern.ipc.nmbclusters="131072" 
hw.igb.num_queues=1
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3. Intel ix(4) Cards

Put in loader

#pico /boot/loader.conf.local


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kern.ipc.nmbclusters="262144" 
kern.ipc.nmbjumbop="262144"

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As a sysctl (system tunable)


hw.intr_storm_threshold=10000

Guide from this 
https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Tuning_and_Troubleshooting_Network_Cards

					
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