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Re: max_interrupt_work: forcedeth module parameter to fix "too many iterations (6) in nv_nic_irq" error

On Monday, 21.08.2006 at 10:08 +0100, Dave Ewart wrote:

> I've been seeing the error:
> Aug 18 21:24:59 titan kernel: eth-gig1: too many iterations (6) in
> nv_nic_irq.

Interesting, having introduced /etc/modprobe.d/forcedeth containing:

options forcedeth max_interrupt_work=15

when the system is under subsequent heavy load I see:

Aug 22 21:32:18 titan kernel: eth-gig1: too many iterations (16) in

So it seems that value is not high enough.  Or there's some other

It's possible this isn't an amd64-specific issue so I'll perhaps re-post
elsewhere, however if anyone has any further comments, that'd be


Dave Ewart
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