After installing vmware3 and recompiling the kernel for various vmware3
changes, I now get about 1/14 the speed for all local network traffic
downstream. *Upstream however, everything is about what it used to
be. There are no other problems - strange kernel or vmware error messages,
and the speed of vmware3 and my native bsd programs are excellent. This
occurs after vmware3 is installed. Vmware3 does not have to be running for
the downstream speed issue to be present.

My first reaction is this is unavoidable due to the kernel settings
required for vmware to work, but because everything works OK upstream,
perhaps I have set something up improperly?

The only other thing I noticed was that I can't set debug.mpsafenet=0,
as it is readonly. But I do have the kernel option NET_WITH_GIANT compiled.

Below are the configuration options I set, and my system information.

I appreciate any help!

- Jonathan

kernel is GENERIC plus these options:
options HZ=1200

/boot/loader.conf (contains only):

/etc/sysctl.conf (contains only):

VMware settings (I'm only using bridged)
vmnet1.Bridged = "YES"
vmnet1.BridgeInterface = "vr0"
vmnet1.HostOnlyAddress = ""
vmnet1.HostOnlyNetMask = ""

* - Speeds measured with bsd programs (outside the VM). Tried both FTP and
a Samba connection to a machine that normally gives out data at 7MB/s.

Copyright (c) 1992-2004 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #6: Sun Dec 19 17:26:36 CST 2004
WARNING: Network stack Giant-free, but aio requires Giant.
Consider adding 'options NET_WITH_GIANT' or setting debug.mpsafenet=0
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) processor (1100.04-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x642 Stepping = 2
AMD Features=0xc0440000
real memory = 603914240 (575 MB)
avail memory = 581304320 (554 MB)
npx0: [FAST]
npx0: on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
acpi0: on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x4008-0x400b on acpi0
cpu0: on acpi0
acpi_button0: on acpi0
acpi_button1: on acpi0
pcib0: port
0x6000-0x607f,0x5000-0x500f,0x4080-0x40ff,0x4000-0x407f,0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: on pcib0
agp0: mem
0xe8000000-0xebffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: on pcib1
pci1: at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: on isab0
atapci0: port
0xd000-0xd00f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 7.1 on pci0
atapci0: Correcting VIA config for southbridge data corruption bug
ata0: channel #0 on atapci0
ata1: channel #1 on atapci0
uhci0: port 0xd400-0xd41f irq 7 at device 7.2
on pci0
usb0: on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ums0: Logitech USB Optical Mouse, rev 1.10/21.00, addr 2, iclass 3/1
ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
uhci1: port 0xd800-0xd81f irq 7 at device 7.3
on pci0
usb1: on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pci0: at device 7.4 (no driver attached)
sym0: <875> port 0xdc00-0xdcff mem
0xef000000-0xef000fff,0xef001000-0xef0010ff irq 11 at device 9.0 on pci0
sym0: Tekram NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-20, SE, parity checking
vr0: port 0xe000-0xe07f mem
0xef002000-0xef00207f irq 10 at device 15.0 on pci0
miibus0: on vr0
amphy0: on miibus0
amphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
vr0: Ethernet address: 00:50:ba:04:37:16
pci0: at device 17.0 (no driver attached)
pci0: at device 17.1 (no driver attached)
fdc0: port 0x3f7,0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
fdc0: [FAST]
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
ppc0: port 0x278-0x27f irq 5 on acpi0
ppc0: Generic chipset (EPP/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppbus0: on ppc0
ppbus0: IEEE1284 device found /NIBBLE
Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0:
ppbus0: < Brother MFC 4350> HBP,PCL4
plip0: on ppbus0
lpt0: on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: on ppbus0
atkbdc0: port 0x64,0x60 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
pmtimer0 on isa0
sc0: at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio0: port may not be enabled
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 8250 or not responding
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1100043983 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 0.833 msec
acpi_cpu: throttling enabled, 2 steps (100% to 50.0%), currently 100.0%
ad0: 8693MB [17662/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA66
acd0: DVDROM at ata1-master UDMA33
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
cd0 at sym0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
cd0: Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit)
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present -
tray closed
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
WARNING: driver "vmmon" used unreserved major device number 200
vmmon: Module vmmon: registered with major=200 minor=0 tag=$Name: build-570
(3.2.x mvm) $
vmmon: Module vmmon: initialized
vmnet1: Ethernet address: 00:bd:15:76:00:01
vr0: promiscuous mode enabled
vmnet1: promiscuous mode enabled

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