i386/67818: Marvell if_sk driver watchdog timeout issue on asus
bigfoot at martian111.net
Wed Aug 25 01:10:33 PDT 2004
The following reply was made to PR i386/67818; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Martin Lui" <bigfoot at martian111.net>
To: <freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org>, <adenergy at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: i386/67818: Marvell if_sk driver watchdog timeout issue on asus p4p800 motherboard
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 01:02:30 -0700
I have the same problem with my card, though I have a Linksys EG1032
Gigabit Ethernet card. It is installed on my router and fileserver.
The watchdog timeout occurs when I try to get large files from the
server. Also, I noticed that during high traffic in general, not
limiting to downloading large files from it. However, I did not try to
upload a large file to that server.
I'm not really sure, but it seems like either a problem with the chipset
or driver. I have a Soyo Dragon Plus motherboard with an Athlon XP
1500+ processor. Here's some extra hardware info to help out whoever is
trying to fix this:
FreeBSD samba.* 4.10-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p2 #1: Sun Jul 18
20:21:40 PDT 2004
martian111 at simba.*:/usr/obj/home/extra1/servers/FreeBSD/4.10-RELENG/src/
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1500+ (1330.01-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x662 Stepping = 2
real memory = 402587648 (393152K bytes)
skc0: <Linksys EG1032 Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xb400-0xb4ff mem
0xe8020000-0xe8023fff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci0
skc0: SK-9521 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter
sk0: <Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Yukon> on skc0
sk0: Ethernet address: 00:0c:41:e5:4a:54
miibus1: <MII bus> on sk0
e1000phy0: <Marvell Semiconductor 88E1000* gigabit PHY> on miibus1
e1000phy0: 1000baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX, 10baseTX-FDX,
My Solution: Get a new gibabit card. This worked for me. I got a hold
of a Dell gigabit Ethernet Card that came with a computer I just bought.
It was an extra card so I pulled it out and put it in my server. WORKS
PERFECTLY. It uses the bge driver, not sk. Here is the dmesg for it:
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5705 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x3001> mem
0xe8020000-0xe802ffff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci0
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:10:18:0c:44:b3
miibus1: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5705 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus1
brgphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX,
and pciconf -l -v for it:
bge0 at pci0:9:0: class=0x020000 card=0x86531028 chip=0x165314e4 rev=0x01
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet'
class = network
subclass = Ethernet
Hope this helps and hope that the sk problem gets fixed soon.
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