On Sat, Jun 03, 2000 at 04:27:30PM +0200, Anders K. Pedersen wrote:
> We have a similar problem with the eepro100.c driver on kernel 2.2.15.
> When the systems gets loaded and runs short on memory, the system locks
> up - the only thing that still works is Emergency Sync and Reboot
> through SysRq. The system has an epic100 as eth0, and an eepro100 as
> eth1, and both of these run at 100 Mbit/s full duplex. I have tried
> several different versions of the eepro100.c driver - including
> 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, and we are currently running 18.104.22.168. Before we
> got the eepro100 card, we used a 3c590 card at 10 Mbit/s half duplex,
> but we had to upgrade because the 3c590 wasn't fast enough to send
> outgoing packets, and eventually the system would run out of memory -
> this however did not cause the system to lock up - the socks5 server
> processes just got killed.
> When the system locks up, a lot of messages are printed on the console,
> but nothing gets written to the kernel log files, except for once, where
> the messages in the attached kernel.log.1.gz were written. We redirected
> the console output to a serial port, and captured it on another system -
> this is attached as kernel.log.gz.
> Is this a problem with the eepro100.c driver, or should I look
First of all, you should consider your system configuration (namely,
freepages settings) to not to put the system into such out-of-memory
When it comes to your lock up, both of your cards (epic100 and eepro100) are
suffering from OOM. I would bet that it's epic100 that hangs in such a
situation, because I debugged eepro100 for such cases very carefully, but
haven't heard about somebody doing it for epic100. If your configuration
allows you to test the system with only eepro100 cards (one or two), or with
only epic100, the results would be interesting.
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