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Re: Anyone using an IP1000A on a 10/100/1000 network in Lenny?

Berni Elbourn wrote:


I put Lenny on a system recently it seems the ipg.ko module in Lenny and backport kernels does not work under any kind of high load. :-(

About a minute after rebooting into Lenny's 2.6.26 kernel the interface just "stopped working". Nothing in logs...but pings failed...and users were upset. ;-) An ifdown/ifup fixed until the next peak. I could reproduce the problem by simply copying a file from their NAS. I tried 2.6.30 from backports - same fault.

Anyhoo - for now I have put the system back on the Etch 2.6.18 kernel and it is running fine again. Its an odd configuration...old stable kernel but stable applications but it seems to work fine though. :-D

So far I have drawn a blank on Google. The module on the manufacturers site does not compile on 2.6.26:


Any pointers how to debug or fix this kind of thing? At this stage I feel have nothing useful for a bug report...also it would be comforting to know if anyone here has one of these running nicely on a 10/100/1000 network with a post Etch kernel?


PS: I don't know if it is significant but there are 4 interfaces on the system. Two onboard nvidia and two of these IP1000 cards.

00:08.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a3)
00:09.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a3)
01:07.0 Ethernet controller: Sundance Technology Inc / IC Plus Corp IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet (rev 41) 01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Sundance Technology Inc / IC Plus Corp IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet (rev 41)

Fortunately I sourced them from the reputable Linux systems supplier Dnuk. Dnuk today confirmed huge packet loss with any modern Linux distro / kernel and the (OEM) driver does not compile on anything newer than 2.6.24 from the looks of it.

I am eternally grateful to Dnuk who are now swapping the Sundance cards for something better. Least I can do for Dnuk is give a plug here for this excellent service:



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