Bug 73499

Summary: NIC can not access the network after heavy activity
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Martin Cottingham <martin>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Hardware: i586   
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Description Martin Cottingham 2002-09-05 15:14:30 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have installed RH7.3 OK. I have installed SAMBA as well. The computer is 
attached to a 10baseT hub & has an Intel EtherExpress Pro built in NIC (IBM 
NetVista PC). When I copy large files to the PC from a Windows PC (SMB) after 
1 - 2 mins of copying the NIC in the RH PC stops seeing the LAN at all. It can 
not ping any other IP address (router or PCs). Today it actually hung the whole 

I have also launched X sessions from a remote PC to the RH PC and this causes 
the same problem.

When I move the network onto a 100baseT switch the problem goes away, but I do 
not have one to use and need to use the 10baseT hub.

FTP has so far not created this problem, but I have only tested one file.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy large amounts of data from a Windows PC
2. Start a remote X session

Actual Results:  Either the RH PC stops seeing the LAN and I need to restart 
xinetd or the whole RH PC hangs (no mouse or kb response).

Expected Results:  Files should just be copied.

Additional info:

The PC is 18 months old and previously had W2k Advanced Server installed. The 
NIC never had a fault when used in this way even with large data transfers 
(100Mb +).

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-09-05 16:58:23 UTC
does it help if you change "eepro100" to "e100" in the /etc/modules.conf file ?

Comment 2 Martin Cottingham 2002-09-06 07:21:23 UTC
I have changed "eepro100" to "e100" and rebooted.

I can now get an X session and I have copied over 200Mb of data over SMB and 
the RH PC is still working perfectly.

I will keep testing for the rest of the day but this seems to have fixed it.

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:53 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/