Bug 123928 - (IT:44891) Kernel drops packets on tg3 gigabit ethernet interface on Dell PowerEdge 4600
Kernel drops packets on tg3 gigabit ethernet interface on Dell PowerEdge 4600
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: David Miller
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-05-21 15:28 EDT by Michael
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:25:59 EDT
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Description Michael 2004-05-21 15:28:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
When running the kernel-2.4.21-15.ELsmp kernel on a Dell PowerEdge 
4600, the gigabit tg3 interface drops about 5-7% of packets.  I ran a 
ping -f from two machines connected via CAT5 crossover to verify.  
When using the 9.0.3 release of the 2.4.21 kernel, there are no 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run kernel-2.4.21-15.ELsmp
2. ping -f <machine over eth1>
3. See 5-7% dropped packets

Actual Results:  5-7% dropped packets

Expected Results:  0% dropped packets

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2004-07-05 06:52:28 EDT
Do you see error such as:
Jun  3 11:00:20 os-db01 kernel: tg3: eth0: Link is down.
Jun  3 11:00:22 os-db01 kernel: tg3: eth0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps,
full duplex.

In the output of dmesg? Are you running Oracle on this machine while
doing your tests? If so, it could be a duplicate of bug #123695
Comment 2 Michael 2004-07-05 12:54:56 EDT
Yes, in dmesg,/var/log/messages -- and no, we are not running Oracle, 
only Apache, MySQL, and Postgres.  I believe the newest kernel update 
has resolved this problem, as on one of the machines, I am not 
noticing any more dropped packets.
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:25:59 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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