sk0: watchdog timeout
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Nov 3 06:44:24 PST 2005
Vladimir Dvorak wrote:
>I have a problem with network card. From time to time kernel says
>sk0: watchdog timeout
>It has (probably) random behavior.
>I use FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p8, motherboard is ASUS A8V Deluxe (AMD64,
>Athlon64XP 3200+) and internal network card from pciconf -v -l
>skc0 at pci0:10:0: class=0x020000 card=0x811a1043 chip=0x432011ab rev=0x13
> vendor = 'Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Ltd)'
> device = '88E8001 Gigabit 32-bit Ethernet Controller with
> class = network
I have the same motherboard and ethernet chipset, and don't have these
problems, so *maybe* there's some hardware problem with yours, or maybe
I just don't load the ethernet as much.
However, I have had numerous ethernet chips over the years which
produced these errors every now and again, and I have always safely
ignored them. Run some stress tests before you ship the machine, but if
you get decent(*) performance then I'd just ship it without being concerned.
(*) Decent, is of course not likely to be Gigabit! Try the nttcp port
for measuring the performance you get; ftp performance will likely be
limited by disk-read; and ssh is just rubbish on fast networks unless
you install ssh-hpn port which fixes some problems and also adds the
ability to not encrypt the data transfer (just the authentication) which
is useful on closed-ish networks.
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