Bug 22719 - eth: too much work on interrupt disables networking
eth: too much work on interrupt disables networking
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-22 01:32 EST by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:38:52 EDT
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-12-22 01:32:20 EST
2.2.16-3 with:

00:10.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone]
(rev 30)

I saw these in kernel log:

eth0: Too much work in interrupt, status e481.
eth0: Too much work in interrupt, status e081.

After these, the interface is still up but nothing goes through it, ie. it 
looks like a black hole. 

ifdown eth0 ; ifup eth0 fixes that.

max_interrupt_work can probably be tuned, but that's not the real problem. 
The interface
should wake up back after having too much work when there is no longer so
much work.
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:38:52 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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