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Re: My boss want to kill debian, please help !

As soon I have time to prepare the new setup with the e1000 and the
onboard e100 (which should be much better, is new hardware), I will
tell you how It is going. I upgraded to sid. Maybe my results are good
for me and will make your boss pay thos e1000 NICs :)

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:16:22 -0600, Michael Sims
<michaels@crye-leike.com> wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Michael Sims wrote:
> >> Sorry if I've missed this in the archives, but could you elaborate
> >> on how the e100's are problematic?  Or point me to a resource that
> >> explains it? I'd appreciate it...
> >
> > Older ones (and it IS difficult to make sure you're not getting one in
> > certain places of the world) had hardware problems, which caused
> > lockups for example.  The driver compensates for this, but it really
> > is a pain on high packet load.
> Thanks for the information; that's very interesting.  The reason I say that is I've
> had a couple of my Linux servers in the past give me unexplained lockups that tended
> to occur about once every 8 weeks or so.  These servers were using e100's and I
> never was able to track down the problem.
> I've since upgraded all of my servers where I work and now I have two remaining
> servers using e100's.  One is on Sarge using the e100 driver, and the other is on
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (required for a support contract on our SAN
> connectivity) using one of their drivers that they've called "e100_2124k2".  Neither
> of them have given me any problems yet, but they've only been running about 4 weeks.
> I won't feel confident in them until I've passed the 8-10 week point without a
> lockup.
> If you were in my shoes, would you be replacing these NIC's?  Do you have any
> pointers to resources that document these hardware problems?  It would be a nice
> thing to show my boss to justify shelling out the cash for a couple of e1000's...
> Thanks again...
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