2650 - tg3 on 2.4.18-19.7.xsmp rh7.3 ... OOPS AGAIN

Seth Mos knuffie at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 22 03:52:01 CST 2003

At 15:13 22-1-2003 +1000, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I've been running Linux on dell hardware for almost 5 years now and never 
>had any problems.  The number of crashes I've experienced recently makes 
>our boxes unfit for production and therefore worthless.

After a relatively short period (3 months) we replaced the broadcom cards 
with Intel e1000 cards. We disabled the onboard cards as well and stuck a 
e1000 in there. We have 0 network related crashes since then. I have just 
my testbox left that actually has a broadcom card in it.

I do have 1 e1000 (out of 5) card that seems to have some network errors 
which happen during the nightly NFS backup. I suspect a cabling issue.

10:47am  up 65 days, 22:15, 38 users
eth0 - Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 4.3.2-k1 NAPI (020618)
RX packets:950232292 errors:56443 dropped:56443 overruns:68 frame:0
TX packets:357551335 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

The thing is connected to a 3com 6 port gigabit switch and is _not_ using 
jumbo frames.


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