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SubjectRe: Kernel Locking Up
Ted Deppner wrote:
>
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 09:46:14AM -0600, Travis Shirk wrote:
> > Ever since I upgraded to the 2.4.x (currently running 2.4.8)
> > kernels, my machine has been locking up every other day
> > or so. Does anyone have any hints/tips for figuring out
> > what is going on.
>
> As another data point, I've had similar problems with one machine (the
> heaviest utilized), but none others. I'm running about 20 2.4.x machines,
> in various uses (I work for an ISP).
>
> Kernels 2.4.6 through 2.4.7, and even a 2.4.7-ac8 I tried for good
> measure.
>
> The one running on a Dell PowerEdge 2450, dual P3-750s, 512mb ram, Mylex
> ExcelRaid 2000, Intel EEPRO100, running a qmail setup transiting 20 to 40k
> messages per day regularly locks up every 3 to 8 days. No dmesg, no error
> logs, no oops, nothing on the console.

If the latest kernel still blows up, try using Intel's e100 driver..
The eepro100 driver has been flaky from time to time on certain
chipsets...

Ben

> ifconfig eth0 has shown millions of various errors (carrier, collisions),
> and hundreds of thousands of them between typing the command in twice.
> The Cisco 6000 series switch on the other side of the cable shows no such
> errors.
>
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