Re: wierd networking problem on 2.6.26 with e1000

From: David Miller
Date: Fri Jul 18 2008 - 03:13:16 EST

From: david@xxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 00:07:15 -0700 (PDT)

David please report networking problems with at least netdev CC:'d, thanks.
I've added it this time.

> apologies for the poor report, I'll learn more tomorrow.
> I've got a pair of boxes dual opteron dual-core with 16G ram LSI raid, and
> several quad E1000 cards. I had an emergancy requiring me to setup the
> boxes quickly for a new purpose, on one of them I left my old 32
> bit build, but on the other I tried a 2.6.26 64 bit build. both boxes have
> the same 32 bit userspace and are running heartbeat to move a VIP from one
> to the other.
> when I logged into the box and ssh'd over to the 2.6.26 box I had
> no communications problems at all, but if I moved the VIP (eth0:0) onto
> the 2.6.26 box and connected in to that I would occasionally see delays of
> a min or two where I lost all communications with the box. At the time
> this breakdown happened I was still connected in from the 2.6.22 box to
> the real IP of the second one with no problems, but attempts to connect to
> that real IP from other systems failed (unable to get an ARP response)
> I will be able to post my configs tomorrow, but the version difference
> between the two kernels will limit the usability of that. any suggestions
> on other things I should do when I setup a new test?
> David Lang
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