Re: r8169 NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out [0/8]

From: Francois Romieu
Date: Sun Aug 30 2009 - 16:21:35 EST

David Dillow <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> :
> On Sat, 2009-08-29 at 12:16 +0300, roma1390 wrote:
> > Using 3 different r8169 devices on 2 servers (from 2 server so 100% of
> > population) we getting
> >
> > NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> You're running an old version of the kernel, and the driver was patched
> to fix that issue in 2.6.30. It is also in the 2.6.29.x stable series,
> and I think maybe the 2.6.28.x series -- please try those and see if you
> problem is resolved.

The fix in 2.6.28.x targets the netdev watchdog problem at boot time only.
2.6.28.x does not include something similar to
f11a377b3f4e897d11f0e8d1fc688667e2f19708 so 2.6.28.x will almost surely
not fit.

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