Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169681
2.6.13-1.1542_FC5 e1000 Oops
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:14 EST
Description of problem:
This may just be a box on its last leg but I'm going to file the report in case
everyone is watching for like reports.
Losing network connection, replug cat5 usually fixes but sometimes Oops. New
with this kernel.
Sep 30 18:42:30 servertrent kernel: Call Trace:
Sep 30 18:42:30 servertrent kernel: [<c0391540>] skb_release_data+0x62/0x75
Sep 30 18:42:30 servertrent kernel: [<c039155b>] kfree_skbmem+0x8/0x6f
Sep 30 18:42:30 servertrent kernel: [<d0905b36>]
Sep 30 18:42:30 servertrent kernel: [<d0907b67>] e1000_tx_timeout_task+0x0/0x18
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The card is reliable for ~5 hours then will the connection will die several (10)
times/hour with resetting the cable fixing the problem. The oops has happened
twice in a week. The first Oops was tainted with vmware modules and crashed in
them. The second (reported) Oops is not tainted.
This machine may be having power supply or other issues. The machine leaves
ps/2 and usb keyboards unusuable but a usb mouse plugged into the USB keyboard
continues to work.
It has been common for this machine to lose the USB mouse and repluggin it
restores the mouse. New with this kernel is the loss of keyboard(s) and network
The box is
256 MB PC600 RDRAM
Intel Pentium 4/1.5 GHz
second eide card, hp500 pvr
1.5 year old Intel Ethernet Pro 1000
Stuffed full of HDs
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: Copyright (c) 1999-2005 Intel Corporation.
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:09.0 (0114 -> 0117)
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 9
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:09.0[A] -> Link
[LNKB] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:06.0 (0104 -> 0105)
Sep 30 18:05:16 servertrent kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:06.0[A] -> Link
[LNKC] -> GSI 9 (level, low) -> IRQ 9
Oops attached. usb activity afterwards is me trying to replug/regain the keyboard.
Created attachment 119496 [details]
Oops untainted upon unplugging cat5
Have you tested it with memtest86+ in order to be 100% sure you don't have bad RAM?
memtest+ 1.60 has made three successful passes. I'll let it spin for a day just
to be sure.
memtest+ 1.60 ran for 24 hours. 137 passes. Nothing failed. I'd have expected
the problem to show in that timeframe.
I'll be rebooting to whatever rawhide latest is but have preserved this rpm if
it is interesting to test further.
This box is 4+ years old. I dont expect commodity (HP) PCs to last 5 years.
Any software support gets questionable at 4.
But the bug is there for those interested. If it is interesting, I can drop
back to the test case.
e1000 has had a lot of updates...is this still an issue?
Thanks for the followup.
The usb mouse is still insane on the box but e1000 is working