Originally Posted by coec
The driver provided by RedHat in RHEL3u8 sucks when you're transferring lots of small files and connected to a 1GB switch.
Did you compare it with another network card with another driver?
Transferring many small files over a 1GB network generally will not give you the transfer rate you might have expected, especially when you do not use a clever protocol like rsync (that keeps a pipe full of data instead of handling each file transfer as a separate transaction).
"The driver sucks" hardly is a description of a problem.