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SubjectRe: bug ?
Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:

> On Mon, 31 Dec 2001 19:09:52 +0100
> Klaus Zerwes <kzerwes@web.de> wrote:
>
>
>>My PC hangs sporadicaly (every 2 weeks) after heavy Network traffic.
>>I tried to work around the problem by changing the NIC (dmfe >
>>realtek, using new driver 8139too), but it din't help.
>>
>
> Hm, I think I saw something the like. The configuration was basically SuSE 7.3
> (with 2.4.10-whatever kernel) and two Realtek cards in a not-trusted cheap box.
> I saw a good amount of collisions on the network, too. I replaced the Realteks
> with DLink and the kernel with 2.4.16 and it did not happen again, although the
> network collisions stayed the same. I tend to think it is the old kernel, but I
> don't like Realtek cards anyway, so I threw them out in one go.
>
> Tell us if it happens again with 2.4.17, or if you are sure it does not,
> declare it as solved.
>
> Regards,
> Stephan
>


I have copmpiles 2.4.16 and did some tests with a mirrored system (
only the system, without the harddisks with data) using different
NICs: Davicom FE (dmfe), RT 8139C (8139too) and SMC 9432 EtherPower II
83c172 (epic100).
The System did work fine (the Realtek-NIC I had a huge amount of
collisions, but it did work!, with the SMC-NIC the Tx-speed was not
hipeak, but it did work werry constant).
I testet nearly every protocol I can handle and created a realy hard
networktraffic for a nearly a complete day and the system did not crash!!
Hopefully I was setting my configuration up, connected the
data-harddisks and rebooted - id did not take 30 minutes and the
system crashed again. My knowledge of systems is not the best, but for
me this seems to be a hardwareproblem with the board. From a
retrospektiv point of view: this box did work for nearly 3 years under
Linux (suse, debian, slackware) and with FreeBSD and it worked fine -
but only with one harddisk.
I know that this ALI-board is not the best, but I did not know it is
realy so bad.

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