re(4) lockups on a MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital (7.0-BETA3 amd64)
pyunyh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 01:27:12 PST 2007
On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 09:10:43AM +0100, Martin Matuska wrote:
> I am using a MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital (MS-7368) mainboard with 7.0-BETA3 in
> amd64 mode at a german dedicated server provider.
> The mainboard has a onboard re(4) ethernet controller. I experience a
> very strange behaiviour:
> When there are large transfers on the onboard SATA controller the re(4)
> controller starts to have packet loss.
> This packet loss does not stop when there is no more load on ata(4).
> With another high load (like doing a full-system backup) the packet loss
> keeps increasing up to 90% and more - the system is not accesible over
> the internet anymore, packets get lost, SSH sessions or http requests
> get stale, I have to restart the system.
> I experience no kernel panics. Another (maybe related) problem that
> occurs (but does not effect system responsiveness) is described in:
> Here is some information about the system:
> dmesg (boot -v):
> pciconf -lcv:
> I don't understand why this happens and would like to help debugging
Me either. I have a WIP version that fixes other issues on re(4) but
I'm not sure whether it mitigates your issue. The overhauled re(4)
supports larger descriptors(256 instead of 64) and TSO.
> this issue.
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