Re: System locks up with RealTek 8139 and kernel 2.2.20
On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 09:52:39AM -0700, John Gonzalez, Tularosa
> What causes the lockups? How often? I have an RTL 8139 in use.
me too, and nothing wrong it's happening. even with heavy network load.
Some of the hosts are giving out 30~50 Mbps.
> 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
never seen that... are you sure you havent got some magic APM options ?
> 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
> 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
> > > 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 :/
I'm using rtl8139 cards (2.4:8139too/2.2:rtl8139 drivers) on some hosts:
creis@alias:~$ uname -a; uptime
Linux alias 2.2.19-ipv6 #1 SMP Thu Jun 28 02:37:43 EST 2001 i686 unknown
7:41pm up 143 days, 1:33, 9 users, load average: 6.31, 4.98, 6.05
creis@alter:~$ uname -a ; uptime
Linux alter 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
19:23:53 up 52 days, 11:09, 6 users, load average: 8.32, 7.10, 7.09
creis@camelot:~$ uname -a ; uptime;
Linux camelot 2.4.16ipv6+tunl #1 Mon Dec 17 22:09:25 CET 2001 i686 unknown
19:39:14 up 6 days, 23:00, 8 users, load average: 4.21, 4.08, 4.84
All are using rtl8139 and works very very well...
Hum, when I look at these extracts, I should install ntp :)
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