FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 rl0 watchdog timeout with custom kernel

Gennady Kudryashoff glothlorien at
Mon Dec 15 22:36:27 PST 2008

 From Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at>:

> > rl0: link state changed to UP
> > rl0: watchdog timeout
> > rl0: watchdog timeout
> >
> > Any mistake?
> The rl driver supports some really terrible hardware, so I'm far from
> convinced that your custom kernel is causing the problems.  Perhaps you
> could check by switching back to a GENERIC kernel for a while.

It works well with GENERIC when I'm simply serfing the net or
fetching ports.
How can I test my network adapter under heavy load? 

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