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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-ac1, tulip driver falls into transmit timeouts
On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 09:53:31AM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> I suspect that your Catalyst has its interface in auto-negociation mode. This
> switch behaves randomly when in auto-neg. I had some which spontaneously
> renegociated after several months in production. You should force the ports
> to 100FD on the switch to make the problem disappear. BTW, when forced, it
> doesn't send its capabilities on the link and NICs often think it's a hub and
> then switch to 100 half. So you may also have to force your NICs to 100 fdx
> (ethtool or mii-diag).

yuck. Will try that later today.

> BTW, ensure that there's no spanning tree on the switch since it may be an
> external indirect cause of the link drops that your PC detected. BTW, note that
> exactly one minute has elapsed between your half and full duplex state changes.
> This might help in finding the origin of the problem.

The port is "spanning-tree portfast", but we need spanning tree on the
switch because of some reundant links being present in the network.

> Hoping this helps,

Thanks for your comments.

Greetings
Marc

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