de0 doze off
rwatson at freebsd.org
Fri Sep 17 06:39:12 PDT 2004
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Raphael H. Becker wrote:
> on one of my older boxes my D-Link ("tulip") card dozes off when
> transfering some megabytes of data eg scp.
> When stalled, the interface can be brought back by "ifconfig down/up".
> The box is actually running BETA4/GENERIC from last night, this appeared
> after BETA1 which was the last stable for this.
If you set debug.mpsafenet=0 in loader.conf, does the problem go away? We
might be looking at a race condition in the task queue handoff for
Another possible testing avenue (which might be slightly unstable but
would illustrate the point) would be to leave debug.mpsafenet=1, disable
preemption, and remove the IFF_NEEDSGIANT flag from the if_de driver
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
> de0: flags=108843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> inet 192.168.0.140 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
> inet6 fe80::280:c8ff:fe94:4436%de0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
> ether 00:80:c8:94:44:36
> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
> status: active
> de0: <Digital 21140A Fast Ethernet> port 0xc400-0xc47f mem 0xd7000000-0xd700007f irq 15 at device 13.0 on pci0
> de0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> de0: 21140A [10-100Mb/s] pass 2.2
> de0: Ethernet address: 00:80:c8:94:44:36
> de0: if_start running deferred for Giant
> de0: enabling Full Duplex 100baseTX port
> (see also: http://rhb.uugrn.org/FreeBSD/bugs/5.x/beastie_de0/beastie.dmesg )
> Any idea?
> Raphael Becker
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