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Bug#526983: 'official' realtek driver works for me

On 08/15/2010 10:59 AM, Carlos Fonseca wrote:
Zach Sadecki wrote:

I built and installed the Realtek 8168 driver version 8.018.00 from the Realtek site and the problem has gone away.

Thanks for the suggestion. I have downloaded version 8.018.00 of the r8101 driver (my chip is an RTL8101e) from the Realtek site, and have tried it with kernel linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 version 2.6.32-20.

FWIW, I'm running a stock Lenny kernel:
zach@mercury:~$ uname -a
Linux mercury 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Mon Jun 21 05:58:44 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

I may still be witnessing possibly similar behavior when accessing the NFS share on this server (occasional pauses during large transfers). But it's not nearly as bad (pauses are much shorter in length), and as you said nothing shows up in the kern.log when this happens. Maybe it's just that timeouts/retries are much shorter with the Realtek driver and they're hiding their bad behavior by simply not logging it.

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