+bfe0: watchdog timeout -- resetting
J.Catrysse at proximedia.be
Thu Nov 22 05:46:52 PST 2007
I am currently running a production gateway:
FreeBSD 6.2 STABLE
Onboard Broadcom BCM4401 Fast Ethernet (bfe0)
3 x PCI intel Gigabit Lan (em0, em1, em2)
This machine is my firewall/gateway running PF.
In my /var/log/messages I found:
Nov 20 10:22:42 techdesk kernel: bfe0: watchdog timeout -- resetting
Nov 20 10:22:42 techdesk kernel: bfe0: link state changed to DOWN
Nov 20 10:22:44 techdesk kernel: bfe0: link state changed to UP
It seems to happen every day or two and from time to time twice a day.
The bfe0 is my external interface connected to the internet (6Mb/s).
I don't have any free PCI slots to put in another card for testing;
furthermore I don't really like putting down the server for too long
The system is mainly running:
pf (no queuing / no balancing / no red / ... )
isc-dhcpd (a small number of internal requests)
named (a small number of internal requests)
I don't think the external connection has to suffer from heavy loads, it
only accepts 6Mb/s max. Behind the gateway the only heavy incoming
traffic is for the FTP server. Only a bunch of simultaneous connections
but at high speed...
To be frank the CPU and Memory are idle most of the time ;-) .
Someone has a clew on what this could be or how to do further
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