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Bug#647246: linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-amd64: Network dies with "NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (tg3): transmit queue 0 timed out"

On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 10:08 +1000, 0807@035.pfr.ru wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-38
> Severity: important
> Hi dear all,
> sometimes network dies, no ping, no data transfer. Interface (br0) is
> up. Usually it happens at 6..8 A.M., but I cannot relate it with some
> specific activity.
> ifdown br0 && ifup br0 revives the connection.
> What I tried with no luck:
> Disabling generic-segmentation-offload, now enabled

GSO is part of the network stack, not the driver or hardware.  You might
try disabling TSO but I don't have any reason to think it is involved in
this failure.

> Updating kernel, was 2.6.32-31, now 2.6.32-38, both affected
> Downloading new driver from Broadcom, now 3.116

What does this last line mean?  Does the driver downloaded for Broadcom
have this problem or not?


Ben Hutchings
Sturgeon's Law: Ninety percent of everything is crap.

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