RE: e1000e crashes with 2.6.34.x and ThinkPad T60

From: Allan, Bruce W
Date: Mon Jul 26 2010 - 12:13:53 EST

On Saturday, July 24, 2010 2:27 AM, Marc Haber wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a new notebook, a Thinkpad T60, which is freezing in random
> intervals (like 30 minutes to two days) as long as I am using the
> on-board wired ethernet interface, which is an e1000e, [8086:109a]. As
> long as I keep using the WLAN, the system runs for weeks despite
> frequent suspend/resume cycles etc. The crashes seem really to be tied
> to using the wired ethernet. This is a hard freeze, with nothing
> happening on the system, only a long push on the power button helps.
> Additionally, sometimes, probably after suspend/resume, the wired
> ethernet does not come up properly again, ip addr claims "NO CARRIER"
> even if the LEDs on the interface and on the switch claim that there
> was a link. No packets are received by the interface when it's at this
> stage.
> Both issues appear with 2.6.34 and I didn't try any of these
> issues with an older kernel, 2.6.34 was already out when I started
> using the T60.
> To rule out defective hardware, I have tried with a second T60, with
> the same results.
> Full dmesg and lspci-nn attached, please say if you need more.
> Greetings
> Marc
> P.S.: Please Cc: me on replies, both linux-kernel and netdev are too
> big for me to timely follow. I am subscribed to both lists, but a Cc
> helps in getting a faster reply.
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Adding e1000-devel (the Intel LAN developers list).

Please supply the full dmesg you meant to attach with the original report, as well as the output of lspci -vvv.

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