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|Summary:||Red Hat locks up when Ethernet pipe fills|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||rgk2|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-09-16 17:26:56 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description rgk2 2000-07-13 15:05:26 EDT
In my research, I am constantly filling up our 10 and 100 Mbps ethernet networks. The problem is that Red Hat freezes up everytime I run at full speed and must be rebooted. I know it's not a network card problem because M.S. Windows works greate with the exact same network cards. And it happens on all the cards I have tried.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-08-08 22:41:51 EDT
assigned to jakub
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2000-08-09 09:11:50 EDT
Can you be a little bit more specific on which cards it was, some way to reproduce it and why you chose ethtool component (a utility for changing ethernet parameters on certain Sun cards) - this bug is most probably against the kernel component, not ethtool.
Comment 3 Dvang_1 2000-08-09 11:16:08 EDT
Which kernel are you using? I had the same problem with RH 6.2 kernel 2.2.14, then I upgraded to 2.2.16-3 and everything is fine now,...so far(a week so far) -Dang
Comment 4 rgk2 2000-08-09 11:43:36 EDT
Sorry for submitting it under the ethtool component. I wasn't sure which component to submit it under and that seemed the closest.. I am running kernet 2.2.14. My system is a Dell Optiplex GX1 running a PII 450, 256 MB ram. I use the standard ethernet card on the motherboard. To reproduce it, start an ethernet broadcast storm and see if your computer can recover from it without rebooting. We have several ASA computers running dual 266's and uses a standard 3com 10/100 ethernet card and has the same problem. They too are running kernel 2.2.14. The only computer that lives is the Dell Poweredge 4300 which has 4 Xeon 550's and a gig of ram. It too is running kernel 2.2.14. Unfortunately I can't get to it's ethernet card because it can't be shut down for a while. You mentioned it could be a kernel problem. We think it might be a driver problem too.
Comment 5 Jakub Jelinek 2000-08-09 11:48:06 EDT
Yes, but a kernel driver bug is kernel bug. Can you try 2.2.16 if it fixes the locks?
Comment 6 Alan Cox 2000-09-16 17:26:54 EDT
This certainly fits a bug that was fixed in the driver - its not a full pipe its huge numbers of bad frames (eg collisions)