Bug 39077 - kernel-2.2.19-7.0.1 & nfs3 unstable
Summary: kernel-2.2.19-7.0.1 & nfs3 unstable
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-04 08:19 UTC by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-05-21 09:57:17 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2001:081 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Linux kernel 2.2.19 available providing minor bug fixes 2001-06-12 04:00:00 UTC

Description Gerald Teschl 2001-05-04 08:19:24 UTC
Description of Problem:
The upgrade to the latest errata kernel 2.2.19-7.0.1 caused a switch to
however, this does not seem to work stable! If the load gets to high the
will go down approx. once per hour: Either the eth intercae will be gone
(can be brought up again from the console), or the kernel will panic.

I disabled nfs v3 on the server and now the server runs stable again since
almost a week.

How Reproducible:
Since this is our main server, I cannot do any furhter testing.

Additional Information:
Hardware: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 770MHz, Realtek  RTL-8139 (rev 10)
ethernet card

Comment 1 MEGASOFT HACKERS GROUP 2001-05-07 14:35:28 UTC
It's more related to troubles with RTL8139 driver, which have EXPERIMENTAL
status in kernel and very buggy on high-load ( your may go to www.scyld.com -
homepage of Donald Becker (original version of this driver). Also SCYLD host
maillist realtek-bugs - your found many bugreports, like your :)
And bugs with rtl8139 often with NFS (UDP high load). Interface stop respond or
system reboot :) Alternative - use Donald Becker latest rtl8139.c or alternative
driver 8139too (originally developed for 2.4, but then backported to 2.2 and
included with >2.2.18).
But may choise - replace 8139 with more stable netcard(stable driver) ( Intel
EE100 for example).

Sorry, my English very poor :)

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-07 20:53:54 UTC
It might indeed be 8139 related. Could you try to use the 8139too module
(just change the modulename in /etc/modules.conf)

Comment 3 Gerald Teschl 2001-05-09 18:48:05 UTC
Thanks for your help. I wasn't aware of the other module. In fact, I changed it
yesterday evening
and there were no problems since. (However, I have not turned nfs v3 on again).
I'll keep you

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-21 09:57:12 UTC
I assume that everything is ok, and will close this bug as "Currentrelease".
If you have problems again, please reopen this bug.

Comment 5 Gerald Teschl 2001-05-29 09:26:59 UTC
Yep, the 8139too module seems to wor better, but it is MUCH slower! Anyway,
I'll move to 2.4.

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