[ATA] and re(4) stability issues

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 23:49:00 PST 2008

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 08:19:19AM +0100, Victor Balada Diaz wrote:
 > On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:02:07AM +0100, Victor Balada Diaz wrote:
 > > Stopped stress testing this morning. After all the weekend testing
 > > seems the re(4) problems were fixed. No single interface up/down error.
 > > netstat -i reports no errors and everything is fine. Thanks a lot!
 > > 
 > > I'm going to deploy the patches on our production machines.
 > > 
 > > I've been able to trigger interrupt storms with ATA code, though.
 > After deploying it in various machines this night i've found in the
 > logs messages like this one:
 > re0: watchdog timeout (missed Tx interrupts) -- recovering
 > I know you told me this is harmless, so this is just so you

Yes, it's not real watchdog timeout as long as re(4) still works

 > know it's happening.

Ok. I'll update re(4) when I find spare time.

Pyun YongHyeon

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