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Re: System locks up with RealTek 8139 and kernel 2.2.20

What causes the lockups? How often? I have an RTL 8139 in use.

However, I have noticed something strange. I must keep "outbound" traffic
flowing or they forget their ARP table for some strange reason. I keep an
outbound ping running... If i dont, and there is no network activity on
the box, it is unresponsive via network, but hopping on the console and
starting another ping session brings it back to life. (I also have to do
this on my machines with older RTL cards, using the ne2k-pci driver)

So far, uptime of box and kernel ver with RTL cards is:

Linux xxxxx 2.2.19 #22 Wed Jun 20 18:12:16 PDT 2001 i686 unknown
  9:42am  up 13 days,  6:57,  6 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

John Gonzalez, Tularosa Communications | (505) 439-0200 work
JG6416, ASN 11711, johng@tularosa.net  | (505) 443-1228 fax

On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Olivier Poitrey wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Antonio Rodriguez" <antonio@mac.ps100.net>
> To: <debian-isp@lists.debian.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 3:54 PM
> Subject: System locks up with RealTek 8139 and kernel 2.2.20
> > 2. move to 2.4 and hope this solves the problem. I have already gone
> > from 2.2.17 to 2.2.20 to try to fix it, but maybe the move to 2.4 will
> > be more significant.
> You'll have the same problem with 2.4.x, I have tested it for you :/

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