errata kernel 2.4.18-19* fixes ext3 data-journaling data loss and tg3 hang

Eric Swenson eric at
Mon Jan 6 18:33:01 CST 2003

Every version of the tg3 driver that I've tried so far with Redhat 8.0, latest 
errata, kills my server after a day and a half or so.  I wonder if this only 
affects people like me who are using the card in Gigabit mode?  I have mine 
connected to a gigabit module installed in a 3com superstack2 switch, if that 
helps anyone.

At this, point, this server is in production and I don't have any clustering 
setup yet to provide failover services, so it looks like I'm going to be 
stuck with bcm5700 until tg3 works for everybody out there..


On Monday 06 January 2003 11:42, Christopher McCrory wrote:
> Hello...
> 	I've seen other posts where people are still having problems with the
> tg3 driver.  I'm reporting sucess with RH 7.3; 2.4.18-19.7.xsmp on Dell
> 2650s.  Three machines all up for 7+ days serving web pages.  FWIW, all
> at 100Mbits via Cisco Cat 6500 switch.
> On Fri, 2002-12-20 at 11:04, Matt_Domsch at wrote:
> > (I haven't tested this myself yet, but RH says it's fixed, so I'm letting
> > you know ASAP.  Use RHN to update.  Happy Holidays! -Matt)
> >
> > New kernel fixes ext3 data-journaling data loss and tg3 hang
> >
> > Advisory: RHBA-2002:292-05
> > Last updated on: 2002-12-20
> > Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
> > 			 Red Hat Linux 7.2
> > 			 Red Hat Linux 7.3
> > 			 Red Hat Linux 8.0
> >
> >    Bug Fix Advisory
> >
> > Details:
> <snip>

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