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SubjectRe: ...anyone seeing strange network black-out since 2.2.2?
Alan Cox wrote:

> > >> > Since 2.2.2 I experience strange network lookup: during 5min-20minutes
> > >> > I have a complete black out of connection to all the host that are
> > >> > behind a bridge. It seems that the arp reply is never processed, or
> > >> > received. A host with 2.2.1 on the same cable is working well.
> > >
> > >If you are seeing that behaviour, and especially if you some brands
> > >of 3com bridge check with tcp dump both sides. My guess would be the bridge
> > >is eating the packets.
> >
> > I see this with no bridge. It seems like it may be correlated with high disk load (when the kernel is flushing dirty buffers to disk) but I'm not certain. I'm using 2.2.3 with aic7xxx for disk.
>
> Thats 2 or 3 seconds though not 5-20 minutes right ?

Right. Sorry. I misread the original message as 5 seconds, not 5 minutes. Is the 2-3 second blackout problem known?






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