sk0: watchdog timeout

Nicolas Blais nb_root at
Sat Nov 26 15:15:12 GMT 2005

On November 26, 2005 09:15 am, Hans Nieser wrote:
> A long, long time ago Vladimir Dvorak wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a problem with network card. From time to time kernel says
> >
> > sk0: watchdog timeout
> I just ran into the same issue. I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe in my
> desktop machine which runs FreeBSD 6.0+Xorg+Gnome. It has two on-board
> NICs, the nvidia one and a Marvel one. The nvidia was one big disaster and
> was giving me device timeouts so I never bothered with that one again.

I have an sk0 too on one of my computer's onboard A8V-DX which will timeout 
once in a while too.  I found a way to reduce down time by modifying my 
rc.conf to force 'full-duplex 100Mbps'.  Now, even when it goes into a 
watchdog timeout, I quickly get back my link within that second.

This is what my rc.conf line looks like:

ifconfig_sk0="inet media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex netmask"

FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #1: Sat Nov 19 12:36:29 EST 2005     
root at clk01a:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CLK01A 
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