(I posted this originally in 'x86 64-bit' but I suspect this is a more appropriate forum)
I just installed a fresh copy of Fedora 11 x64 on my Dell XPS M1530. Last week I purchased a NAS device and backed up my entire Fedora 9 x86 system on it. I have an NFS mount that I'm restoring my data from.
The first thing I noticed after installing is that downloading of very large files (several MB to several GB) over my wired network is extremely slow. What I'm seeing is that it will download 3 - 5MB then pause for several seconds and download another few MB and so on. If I download a lot of small files from the NAS device it works fine and very fast. If I upload large files to the NAS they upload fast. If I boot into Vista and download large files from the NAS it is fast. If I use my wifi card to download large files from the NAS it downloads OK (not too fast but it is wifi so naturally slower).
In Fedora 9 I did not have this issue. I'm not sure if the issue is specific to NFS or if it is will all large files via the ethernet port (I don't have a way to test at the moment). lspci says 09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12). dmesg doesn't indicate any issues. Any pointers on what I should investigate?