FW: Updated tg3 driver available

Gabriel Rosenkoetter grosen at cc3.com
Thu Jan 23 10:57:00 CST 2003


Whoops. Meant to reply in public. :^>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gabriel Rosenkoetter 
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 11:55 AM
> To: 'Jeff Garzik'
> Subject: RE: Updated tg3 driver available
> 
> 
> At Thursday, January 23, 2003 11:27 AM, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Although this is networking-related, it sounds like this is an NFS
> > issue, not necessarily a network driver issue.  I've been using my
> > "aragorn" test kernels on our NFS/NIS/Kerb network here, and
> > it survives both light usage (on my workstation) and heavy 
> usage (stress  
> > testing in our perf lab).  
> 
> Yeah, but as you pointed out earlier today that should have been
> labeled as an 8.x kernel. My system (and /lib, and libc, and NFS
> userland, and so forth) are 7.3.
> 
> > I'm also curious about the zombie process you mention -- do you 
> > truly mean a process in 'Z' state?  Or do you mean a process stuck  
> > in 'D' state?
> 
> No, in fact, I mean precisely that it was stuck in the D state, 
> blocked on I/O. (This is NFS over a gigabit and a processor-bound 
> process. It's *not* I/O bound, and has no justifiable reason to be  
> in biowait state.) Sorry for the misspeech.
>   
> --
> gabriel rosenkoetter
> grosen at cc3.com
> CC3 {Unix,Linux} systems administrator
> 




More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list