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Re: debian-etch and ssh disconnects

On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 01:23:40AM -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> At 2007-01-11 22:01, elf@buici.com said:
> > I just installed debian-etch to a slug so I can use it for
> > development.  It has the peculiar habit of disconnecting my ssh
> > session when I do work, e.g. compiling, installing packages.
> > Another console that is just used to watch the processes has no
> > problems.  I have swap and it doesn't seem to use much more than
> > 1MiB of swap in any case.
> > 
> > This is with version of the kernel.
> > 
> > Is this something others have seen?
> using the same kernel, and with previous ones, i've definitely seen
> this behavior.  It looks to me like it might be related to any
> longstanding TCP session (not just ssh), but i haven't had the time to
> really nail it down and figure out what the story is.
> I'm wondering if it has to do with de-underclocking, though.  are you
> one of the folks who has boosted yer slug to 233Mhz?  i've only been
> able to trigger this on the slug i've done this to, and it hasn't yet
> happened on a different slug that's still at the boring old 133Mhz.
> Of course, the machines have different specific jobs as well, so it's
> not a fair comparison.
> my immediate workaround is to always do my work within a screen
> session ("apt-cache show screen" if you're not familiar with this
> great tool), and then i can just reconnect and pick up where i left
> off if there's a break.
> I'm happy to try to help gather data for debugging if someone will
> tell me what they want to see.  i'd definitely like to see this
> misbehavior go away.

According to rwhitby, this error is fixed with a newer release of the
NPE ethernet driver.


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