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SubjectRe: Lockup in 2.4.5-ac2
On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Glenn Shannon wrote:

> Hi all!
>
> Enjoying the -ac2 kernel except for one minor thing: it locks up.

As I see below you have a Realtek 8139B...
The 8139too driver in 2.4.3-something to 2.4.5-ac2 is broken. It will hang
your machine. so upgrade to 2.4.5-ac3 or above (2.4.5-ac9 is the latest
right now)

/Martin



> Problem occurs whenever large amounts of data are transferred across the
> network. This includes web pages, iso cd images, and compressed files.
>
> I can transfer large amounts of data from the internet and to the internet
> however.
>
> It is a hardlock, I cannot even get the SysRq key to help me out.
>
> System specs:
>
> P-III 550
> 256MB RAM (1 DIMM)
> Abit SH6 (i815 based) Motherboard
> Using onboard Video/Audio
> Kernel 2.4.5-ac2
> Debian GNU/Linux 2.2rev3
> Realtek 8139B (see attached dmesg.output file)
> 10BaseT Network with 128K Satellite link to outside world
>
> Tried protocols:
> Samba
> FTP
> HTTP
> NFS
>
> If you need any more info let me know.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Glenn Shannon
> Systems Administrator
> Gibbons Enterprises Corporation, Palau
> glenn@gecpalau.com
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