broken fxp driver in 4.x ...
Marc G. Fournier
scrappy at hub.org
Mon Aug 22 14:52:34 GMT 2005
On Mon, 22 Aug 2005, dpk wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> Now, on one of our newer servers runnign a fairly recent cvsup of 4.x, the
>> fxp driver is doing the exact same thing ... all the other fxp based
>> servers do a nice quick 'ifconfig alias' for an IP, and arp broadcasts are
>> sent out, but on this one, I get the '60 second hang' and have to get our
>> network guys to clear arp caches for the changes to take effect :(
>> Has anyone else running 4.x experienced this? Or am I just unlucky with
>> these things? Is there a way of fixing it?
>> Thanks ...
> We have a similar problem with our servers using em and bge drivers, but
> we don't experience that exact problem with fxp (although we have a
> different but similarly annoying problem). I was told for our problem we
> should enable 'portfast' on our switch ports -- we're in the process of
> trying to get that done.
> I don't know if the alias problem is the same, though. It's definitely
> still present in 5.4-R. We aren't in a position to try 6.0 or 7.0 or
> whatever version people are moving on to, so I don't know if it's fixed
> I was thinking we might be the only people seeing the huge delay in
> getting networking up -- wasn't finding anything on Google about it.
The problem with Google is it assumes that ppl don't answer "offlist" with
a "me too" answer :(
> Can you try having your network guys enable 'portfast' on your server
> port, and then see if adding an IP alias still causes the hang?
I'd love to, but I know nothing about the Cisco switches other then the
very bare minimal ... if you can give me some instructions, I can look at
getting it done though ...
Thanks ... >
Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
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