em, bge, network problems survey.
mime at traveller.cz
Fri Oct 6 06:55:46 UTC 2006
Michal Mertl wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 05:14:27PM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> > > All,
> > >
> > > I'm seeing some patterns here with all of the network driver problem
> > > reports, but I need more information to help narrow it down further.
> > > I ask all of you who are having problems to take a minute to fill
> > > out this survey and return it to Kris Kennaway (on cc:) and myself.
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > 1. Are you experiencing network hangs and/or "timeout" messages on the
> > > console? If yes, please provide a _brief_ description of the problem.
> > OK, next question, to all em users:
> > If your em device is using a shared interrupt, and you are NOT
> > experiencing timeout problems when using this device, please let me
> > know.
I forgot to note I am running fresh current, not stable.
> I haven't seen any timeout message in long time but I experience frozen
> network (and also the already reported panic when doing ifconfig down/up
> I have also seen strange problem which may be completely unrelated: When
> doing 'find . -ls' on SMB mounted drive - find was spitting the contents
> of the drive but never finishes. Network seemed dead but when I
> interrupted find with Ctrl-C I got the replies to the pings sent when it
> was running (e.g. thousands ms) - this looks like something was
> preventing RX to work and the packets were just queued somewhere. I
> belive I should be able to easily reproduce it.
> genius# vmstat -i
> interrupt total rate
> irq0: clk 43784465 1000
> irq1: atkbd0 66248 1
> irq5: pcm0 5877 0
> irq8: rtc 5603682 128
> irq9: acpi0 8820 0
> irq11: fwohci0 em* 205749 4
> irq12: psm0 586848 13
> irq14: ata0 340844 7
> irq15: ata1 61 0
> Total 50602594 1155
> I don't think I remember debug.mpsafenet tunable being mentioned in the
> threads about the problems. It prevents all the problems on my system
> (UP non-APIC system), including the SMB issue mentioned above.
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