3com 3c905 watchdog error
aharrison at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 15:43:32 PDT 2004
On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 17:02:34 -0500, Pat Hayes <pzhayes at swbell.net> wrote:
> Undoubtedly this problem has been covered many times. I am not very savy
> with Freebsd.
> I am using Freebsd 4.9 compiled for use with smp. The system has a Promise
> Fasttrak tx2 100 raid card using 4x40 in a raid 0, which is currently acting
> as a small file server for my lan. Whenever I copy large files or a large
> number of smaller files (mp3's) off the server the system reboots or worse
> yet it reboots. The system has a 3com 3c905b-tx nic in the system. I have
> noticed that if I set my other machine, to which I wish to copy the files
> to, to run at 10mbit's and leave the freebsd box at 100mbit/sec the crash
> takes much longer to happen. Normally it would crash within 3-5 minutes, so
> not immediately, and much longer, say 20 minutes if I copy at 10mbit/sec. I
> have also noticed that if I copy 1 600 meg file off, it will not crash, yet
> if I copy 100 mp3's off, it crashes. The system is also running apache,
> sendmail and bind. Initially I was getting xl0 timeout errors. After doing
> some googling I discovered the possibility of a irq conflict. I immediately
> took out any other cards in the system, sound/decoder, and moved the network
> card and promise raid controllers around in slots until the bios post screen
> showed no irq sharing or conflict. Yet the problem still remains. It is here
> now that I've noticed that occasionally instead of locking up, it will just
> reboot, although still most of the time it locks up.
> System information is:
> Abit Bp6 with dual Celeron 366's.
> Standard ide boot drive
> 4 ide 40 gig western digital drives on promise fasttrak tx2 100 raid
> 3com 3c905b-tx nic
> Nvidia geforce 2 video
> I think that's about all the standard stuff, nothing else in there.
> Any help would really be appreciated
> P.S. Please accept in advance my apologies if this seems too simple or a
> dead subject, as I have just joined the mailing list. I really enjoy using
> freebsd, just seems easier than all the linux distro's.
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What slots are the cards in? You need to be careful of the last two
slots because they're bus mastering slots. Try moving one card so
that only one of the last two slots is filled.
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