Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230992
gigabit ethernet network losing connection
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:58 EST
Description of problem:
I am having a lot of problems with my Fedora Core 6 server connection
going down when traffic increases. I bought a new switch (mine is quite
old) in hopes of fixing the problem, however, that seems to have
exacerbated the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always - Consistent
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Running kernel: 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6
2. Increase traffic by ftp'ing, or downloading something (reproducible with
different methods of increasing network traffic)
3. between 15 and 60 seconds later, the connection will be lost.
connection is lost
connection should be maintained
There is a lot of info and prior conversations and diagnostics with other linux
experts in the Linux community at the link provided. Please look there for
details. I am happy to contribute more diagnostics if needed:
I just updated my kernel to 2.6.19-1.2911.6.4.fc6 and I am no longer able to
reproduce the problem. Let's set this bug to "waiting to be reproduced" until I
prove that I can consistently reproduce the bug.