nve0 nvidia onboard ethernet dies daily on 6.0 beta1

Kövesdán Gábor gabor.kovesdan at t-hosting.hu
Thu Aug 18 18:38:00 GMT 2005


alan bryan wrote:

>I'm still having problems with my onboard ethernet. 
>It usually runs for a day or two and then I see this
>in the dmesg:
>...
>nve0: device timeout (63)
>nve0: link state changed to DOWN
>nve0: link state changed to UP
>nve0: device timeout (63)
>nve0: link state changed to DOWN
>nve0: link state changed to UP
>nve0: device timeout (64)
>nve0: link state changed to DOWN
>nve0: link state changed to UP
>...
>
>It seems that once it counts up to 64 that it then
>dies.  What does that number count stand for?  Is
>there a way to prevent this?  Why does the link state
>keep going up/down (although I haven't noticed any
>problems and web/shh seem to work fine until it dies)
>
>This is on a Shuttle XPC SN25P system running 6.0
>beta1.
>
>Thanks,
>Alan Bryan
>
>  
>
The nve driver has a lot of problems. You experienced just device 
timeouts, but other people - including me - experiences system crashes. 
As for me, I've had two kind of kernel panics, and device timeouts too.

Cheers,

Gabor Kovesdan


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