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SubjectRe: Intel EEPro 100 with kernel drivers
On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 08:55:23AM +0100, Thomas LangЕs wrote:
> Andrey Savochkin:
> > Well, with eepro100 the start may be the following:
> > 1. When the card stalls, start ping from that host.
> > This way you ensure that you have something in transmit ring.
> > If it's transmitting that stalls, you'll get a message from netdev watchdog.
>
> From the server, or the client? I've already tried pinging from the server

>From the computer where the network card hangs and where you see messages in
dmesg. The network card hangs on only one side, right?

> when I get the error-message in dmesg, but it's unresponsive to anything.
> And, I mean anything, network-wise. There seems to be a timeout somewhere,
> because after some time, everything resumes back to normal again.

If the operations stall just for few seconds, it's perfectly ok.
If after a few second stop the card itself resumes to operate normally, but
NFS operations are blocked for much longer time, it's NFS problem.
If the card itself stops operation for a long time, it needs to be fixed.

Andrey
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