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    SubjectRE: [2.6.x] e1000: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
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    > since we have upgraded cabling on our network and transfer 
    > speeds increased a little bit, we are experiencing very often
    > situations where the Intel PRO/1000 nics just stop responding
    > and network dies for a while. Local console works, there are
    > no more error messages other than (when the eth0 comes to a
    > life again):
    >
    > NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
    > e1000: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex

    Petr, I need you to try something. Get ethtool 1.8
    (sf.net/projects/gkernel) and turn off TSO:

    # ethtool -K eth0 tso off

    If you now longer see NETDEV WATCHDOG's, I have a next step. More on
    that later.

    -scott
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