Periodic xl watchdog timeouts on 6.2-RELEASE

Brian J. Conway bconway at
Mon Mar 12 02:15:57 UTC 2007

On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 10:57:59 -0500
"Brian J. Conway" <bconway at> wrote:

> > I had exactly the same problem in my acpi-blacklisted motherboard. I
> > disabled acpi and the errors vanished. In my case, this error was not
> > related with NICs, but exclusively with the motherboard.
> Interesting.  I hadn't thought of that, but I am using ACPI now where I
> was not on 4.x.  I'll give that a try next time it happens.  I would
> have hoped the motherboard would be up to par (Intel D845GVSR with the
> latest BIOS -
>, but maybe
> not.  Thanks.
> (Sorry for the bad threading, I'm off list and copying off the web
> archive.)
> Brian J. Conway

No luck, got the first timeout shortly (25 min) after boot without ACPI,
again while mostly idle and I'm not able to repeat it more than once a day
or so:

Mar 12 01:49:19 imogen kernel: xl0: watchdog timeout
Mar 12 01:49:19 imogen kernel: xl0: link state changed to DOWN
Mar 12 01:49:21 imogen kernel: xl0: link state changed to UP

Any other ideas?  Original post, for reference:


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