Redhat errata kernel addresses tg3 driver lockup Amit_Bhutani at
Thu Nov 21 17:07:00 CST 2002

FYI, Looks like someone is seeing a noticeable change in stability after
applying the beta tg3 patch on his server...
- Amit B

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Subject: [Bug 69920] Changed - Kernel Crashes in TG3 Driver

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--- shadow/69920	Thu Nov 21 08:31:12 2002
+++ shadow/69920.tmp.17364	Thu Nov 21 16:37:56 2002
@@ -545,3 +545,10 @@
 ------- Additional comments from h.fuchs at 2002-11-21 08:31:05
 has anyone a compiled kernel with this patch for dell 2650
+------- Additional comments from matthewmelvin at 2002-11-21
16:37:49 -------
+FWIW I've had success with this patch on a Dual 2Ghz Xeon IBM 335 xserver
with 2
+tg3 NICs.  Previously a large rdist to this box would cause it to hang
+about an hour under both 2.4.18-17.7.xsmp and 2.4.18-18.7.xsmp kernels.
With the
+patch applied to 2.4.18-18.7.xsmp it has been going without fault for the
+12 hours.

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