em0 watchdog timeouts

Stefan Krueger stadtkind2 at gmx.de
Wed Sep 30 11:40:58 UTC 2009

In muc.lists.freebsd.stable, you wrote:
> Rudy wrote:
>> I am having watchdog timeout issues with my Intel 82573 Pro/1000 ...
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2008-May/018075.html
>> link to dcgdis.zip didn't work.  Do you have a copy?
> Thanks, Jack.  Got the file and flashed -- no upgrade needed.
> So, while the router was offline, I flashed the motherboards bios
> (Supermicro X7Sbi), upgraded to 7.2-STABLE, and downloaded the 6.9.12
> version of the em driver.  Still, watchdog timeouts.  Sigh.

Hi Rudy,

may I ask which clients have access to your FreeBSD 7.2 server?

I had similar problems a few days ago; I have no idea what exactly
happend, but Ubuntu Linux (NIS and NFS client) made my em0
timeout after a while, too, (and even crashed my FreeBSD 7.2 box
a few times!)

This box was rock solid before, I even thought my Intel NIC was

Anyway, since I had no time (and clue) to analyze this further, I took
the risk and upgraded to 8.0-RC1 and, well, everything is working fine
now :-)


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