msk watchdog timeout

Li-Lun "Leland" Wang llwang at
Mon May 21 03:04:31 UTC 2007

On 5/20/07, Pyun YongHyeon <pyunyh at> wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 01:41:24AM +0800, Li-Lun Wang (Leland Wang) wrote:
>  > I just installed 7.0-current as of May 3 on my new computer that comes
>  > with an on-board Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet.  Every now and then
>  > if the network throughput comes near several hundred kbytes, I get the
>  > msk0 watchdog timeout messages:
>  >
>  >      kernel: msk0: watchdog timeout
>  >      msk0: watchdog timeout (missed Tx interrupts) -- recovering
>  >
>  > Although it says recovering, the interface never comes back alive.
> The above message indicates the driver sent all pending transmission
> requests but the driver didn't receive corresponding Tx completion
> interrupts. Not recovering from the watchdog timeout means there are
> another issues on the driver. However as disabling MSI fixed the
> issue, I guess it's not fault of msk(4) and it comes from bad/broken
> MSI implementation of your system. I guess it's time to add your
> chipset to a PCI quirk table in order to blacklist it.

I do reckon that MSI doesn't work on earlier Intel chipsets.  Mine is
P965 (on a gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 rev 1.3), which I suppose is recent
enough to support MSI, isn't it?  Or could there be other problems

-- llwang

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