I tried the RTL8111C which was half the speed under FreeBSD in Windows.
Using Windows’ built-in driver (Windows 8) resulted in similar performance (900 Mbps send, 600 Mbps receive) but installing the driver from Realtek website resulted in way better performance at 900 Mbps both ways.
I got similar result under Windows 10 for a different system with onboard Realtek chip. The lesson is make sure to install manufacturer’s driver it seems.
Also interesting the driver name says TP-Link gigabit card instead of Realtek. The card is indeed a TP-Link card but I don’t often see brand-specific name come up from a generic chip driver.
Now I wonder how it performs under other operating systems. Maybe I’ll try it sometime later.
Finished the challenge quests. I didn’t want to think too much about the second one so I used Merlin. The first one wasn’t too difficult though I did use Orion because I was a bit curious how he’ll perform. He sure deals a lot of damages.
Did 55 rolls and got 5 ☆4 CE and nothing else. That was terrible.
Da Vinci event has started. Grind all day every day. Or more like this weekend because the best node isn’t open yet and I don’t have enough CEs.
Just a warning, if you’re planning to use Vultr VPS on JP region, its routing to Europe might be less than optimal. It certainly is on my instances (booted up another one just now and the result is the same).
Update: looks like the routing to Vultr European servers from Japan is fucked up regardless. Although with Vultr, connection to Europe is constantly fucked up instead of only sometimes with other connection (my home connection).
Update update: Sometimes it’s got better routing with Vultr while worse with home connection. I don’t know what’s going on anymore.
Earlier this week I noticed the two mirrored SSDs in my main server is close to dying.
One of them has started reallocating sectors even though it’s only got a bit over 150 TB written. It’s specced at 150 TBW warranty though so I guess it’s just about time.
That said, the other one has over 220 TB written yet it still has no problem. This one is rated for 204 TBW so it also already passed its specification.
The reason for those stupid write number is because I probably have used them as ZFS cache drives. I think I killed two other drives in similar fashion last year. I stopped doing it a while back but it was a bit too late.
I haven’t installed them yet as the server doesn’t have NVMe slots and the PCI-e to NVMe adapters I ordered have not arrived. Thanks, Amazon 😐
I don’t actually know if they will work at all. I don’t think the BIOS supports NVMe boot and I’m not sure if the commonly suggested method of using Clover Boot will work for FreeBSD. It theoretically should be fine but who knows…
No events and I probably should be finishing EoR or reading Lostbelt 4 so I can continue to Lostbelt 5. But nope, I’ve been grinding dusts and shields for a while now.
I’ve finished all the basic stuff for Christmas event. Only some pieces and monuments left and then boxes. Currently at my 12th boxes and as it’s ending in two-ish days I wonder how far I can go. I’m also still grinding for the shop so it’s not as “fast” as it could be. However fast a few months old account can be, that is.
I also finished the challenge quest. It sure was rather easy with Merlin.
And lastly WWY complete version songs. Five tracks are included and they each extend the version used in the movie and included in the soundtracks.
My main interest, Grand Escape, sure felt a bit different with the extended version. It’s no longer slow buildup and end in high note in single run but instead with ups and downs and finally peaked at nearby the end with a bit more cooldown afterwards. The impact is reduced but still good regardless.
The rest are simple improvement over the soundtracks version.
Karaoke/instrumental version isn’t included though 😔
Barely hitting 25 boxes, maybe will do a bit more though I kind of want to redo the challenge quest. But no time =[
Slowly going through Agartha at the moment. Still the easy parts. I remember having some difficulty with later battles like against a ruler demon god and a pair of Colombus and Heracles. That was with low rarity only servants though so this one should be easier (especially the ruler).
Nothing much apart of occasional hunting quests. New event is coming in 18-ish hours though so there’s that.
Free archer servant this time. I have about 110 exp cards for archer which, with enough luck, should be enough for maxing her level.
I don’t think I’ll have enough tickets for 10 rolls this time so I won’t be rolling anything this time around. Maybe next time though I think there won’t be any more events until next year? Considering it’ll be a release of new chapter mid next month and I don’t really want to roll on non-events.
The box content seem pretty useful as I’m currently running low on some of them. I only have 26 gold apples though so that kind of sucks.
Half AP grinding quests are still going so I’ve been doing that. It’s quite useful as I’m currently really lacking exp cards. I’ve final ascended Saber Alter, leveled up Saber Alter Summer, and grailed Kiyohime up to level 96. Just 4 more levels to 100.
Next coming events should be just Salem release and then followed by Altera Santa event.
Which reminded me I need 200 more archer exp cards here to max Altera. She’s a pretty good single target archer though I don’t really like her design and dialogue lines much.