Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181746
8139too stops sending packets after a while on kernel-xen-hypervisor
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
My Athlon64 notebook works perfectly reliably without Xen, but booting with the
xen-hypervisor kernel, networking is very unstable; packets stop being
transferred after a while. The 8139too module is what it uses.
All I find in /var/log/messages are messages such as:
NETDEV WATCHDOG: peth0: transmit timed out
peth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
peth0: Promiscuous mode enabled.
What other info might be useful?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Known problem with x86_64 swiotlb, fixed upstream and should be in rawhide soon.
We picked up the upstream swiotlb fix for current kernels; can you reproduce the
problem on current kernels? I'm assuming this is fixed by that patch, but
please reopen the bug if it still shows up with current rawhide kernels.