From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Sat 08 Mar 2003 - 13:16:04 GMT
On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 10:54:46AM +0100, Christoph Kuhles wrote:
> Hi there,
> I had the second 'crash' with ctx-15 running a few days ago. The box
> didn't exactly crash, it was working fine, except for the network
> card. After a reboot everything worked again and I found the following
> in /var/log/messages:
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00 status e601.
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: diagnostics: net 0cc0 media 8802 dma 0000003b.
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: eth0: Interrupt posted but not delivered -- IRQ blocked by another device?
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: Flags; bus-master 1, dirty 143444689(1) current 143444689(1)
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: Transmit list 00000000 vs. dfca1240.
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: 5: @dfca1340 length 80000036 status 00000036
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: 6: @dfca1380 length 8000002a status 0000002a
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: 7: @dfca13c0 length 8000002a status 0000002a
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: 8: @dfca1400 length 8000002a status 0000002a
> Mar 5 10:16:06 adjana kernel: 9: @dfca1440 length 8000002a status 0000002a
> The cabelling etc. was all ok, it must have been the machine itself
> that caused this error. Does anyone have an idea what could have
I would say the network card/driver choked on
heavy load or unfortunate events ...
I assume that the card worked without too many
errors in the first place ...
Then the driver was not able to reset the card
properly and you had to reboot the machine
(a driver unload-reload cycle should have been
> how it can be prevented from happening in the future? Any
> advice appreciated.
change the network card!
get some quality card with a good linux driver ...
(Intel, Dec 21x4x, 3Com)
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> Christoph Kuhles
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