Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169257
nForce ethernet driver forcedeth sometimes stops working
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:14 EST
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Description of problem:
The FC3 kernel is affected by an annoying bug, fix is available upstream already. Please include it in the next kernel release.
The symptoms are:
- problem occurs on mainboards with the nForce4 chipset
- after some time the NIC suddenly stops working
- this message appears in the log repeatedly:
nv_stop_tx: TransmitterStatus remained busy<7>eth0: tx_timeout:dead entries!
- reboot does not help, power must be switched off to make the NIC working again.
More information about the problem and the fix can be found here:
Bug 167674 concerning RHEL3 is similar to this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
No special steps, just check if the LAN interface on a mainboard with the nForce4 mainboard is still working. In my case it locks up about once a day.
I clicked twice on the sumbit button, this is dup of the #169256. Sorry.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 169256 ***