xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Wed Aug 2 12:29:28 UTC 2006
Bill Moran wrote:
>RW <list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com> wrote:
>>On Tuesday 01 August 2006 20:39, Efren Bravo wrote:
>>>I've a freeBSD box and I've been seeing this
>>>message for several months: sis0 watchdog
>>>The box has two ethernet cards, sis0 (100mb) and
>>>The messages isn't frequent but yesterday it got
>>>my attention. What does this mean?
>> sis%d: watchdog timeout The device has stopped responding to the net-
>> work, or there is a problem with the network connection (e.g. a cable
>I've seen this frequently with sis cards. My opinion is that all sis
>cards are cheapo crap, and watchdog timer is a workaround to try to make
>them work in spite of being crap. I've seen sis cards in Windows machines
>and they perform lousy there as well.
I always got these errors on sis cards too - always ignored then.
Worked fine for me on a lightly loaded network.
If you start getting real symptoms - card locking up for example - then
you;ll have to get a better network card. But unless and until that
happens I would ignore it.
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