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SubjectRe: Longstanding APIC/NE2K bug
Date writes:

> There has been a bug in the 2.4.x series of kernels for a long time (at
> least -pre9) concerning SMP and ne2k-pci.
> Maciej W. Rozycki posted a patch back during 2.4.0 that fixed this problem
> "[patch] 2.4.0, 2.4.0-ac12: APIC lock-ups" in late January. I've been
> trying new kernels regularly since, and the patch doesn't seem to have
> made it in (tested 2.4.2, .3, .4 and .5). Falling back on my patched
> 2.4.0 works fine.
> Symptoms: Network driver locks up. Repeated messages of "ETH0: Transmit
> timeout" occurs. Unloading and reloading network drivers does not help,
> reboot is required. Usually only triggered by heavy network traffic
> (300-400 megs at 700k or so usually does it).

This fits exactly my problems I mentioned a couple weeks ago. Same
question here. Therefore my question: can we expect to see this patch
implemented? If not, any other suggestions?

Tschoe, Get my gpg-public-key here
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