RE: [E1000-devel] [in-tree drivers] freezing e1000e in 2.6.31 (SMPonly? MSI?)

From: Tantilov, Emil S
Date: Fri Nov 06 2009 - 18:58:22 EST

Nix wrote:
> Ever since 2.6.31 was released, my gigabit e1000e link has been acting
> up. Notably, under sufficient load (generally, on this machine, NFS
> load), packets cease to be transferred, and the (MSI) interrupt count
> ceases to rise. Pulling the interface down and bringing it back up
> works, both via ip(8) and by simply yanking the cable and plugging it
> in again.

Can you please send the output of ethtool -S from the interface after you observe the failure?

Also try disabling Tx pause frames:
ethtool -A fastnet tx off autoneg off

and let me know if that fixes it for you.

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