From: Adam Scislowicz <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 20:56:43 -0500
> If you missed the 2.2.0-pre6 post, here is an update. :/ I compiled
> 2.2.0-pre9 and epic100.o again as a module, upon booting I ran scp as a
> non-root user, and proceeded to copy a very large file from one machine to
> another... After 470MB the sending machine rebooted... So the problem remains,
> I have not found the source, but I am looking at the cards low-power mode, and
> if thats not it I guess I will need to inspect the last packet sent to the
> receiving machine to see if there is ANY clue there...
> can anyone else run a similar test to verify this problem. Send at least one GB
> before being sure it works, as mine did not fail until after 470MB, which
> didnt take all that long really...
I encounter some of the similar problems. With the same card, running
the 2.2.0 kernel, I use tar to backup alot of files from nfs mounted
disks to a SCSI mounted DAT. The disks belong to various OS's.
However, I do not experience any rebooting, all systems remain normal,
except my own. After some time (seems to vary, perhaps around 40
minutes), my network dies. I can't reach anything. If I restart the
network interface configuration (on Red Hat 5.1:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart) and ypbind, everything is back to
normal, and tar continues as if nothing happened.
I ran this backup procedure twice today (it takes about 4 hours), and
the same thing happend. The second time, I used cron to run a script
every minute, that checks if the network is down, if it is, restart
network interface configuration and ypbind. Allthough ugly, the backup
procedure finished succesfully, with about 4-8 network "downs".
>From a previous post, it seems that this may be caused by the SMC card
itself. Anyone with more information on this?
Dept. of Environmental & Ocean Engineering
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Phone: +81-3-3812 2111 ext. 6553
113-8654 TOKYO Fax : +81-3-3815 8360
JAPAN email: HBell@glacialis.no
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/