Solaris 10 10/08 Release Notes

SPARC: Network Download Performance on hme Is Very Slow (4704616)

It takes about 15 minutes to download a 180–MByte miniroot file into the RAM on systems with on-board hme.

Workaround: At the ok prompt, make the following changes to the nvram:

  1. Open the nvram editor:

    ok> nvedit
  2. Type the following patch code in the buffer. Each line is automatically numbered.

    probe-all install-console banner
    cd net
    patch drop ms get-hme-status
    patch use-frame-mode use-bit-bang-mode set-vectors
  3. Press Control-C.

  4. Save the contents of the buffer:

    ok> nvstore
  5. Set the following parameter values:

    ok> setenv use-nvramrc? true
    ok> setenv fcode-debug? true
    ok> reset-all

See also CR 5106365.