Subject: Re: 1.0pl6 3c509 Network Hangs
To: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com.OZ.AU>
From: Mark P. Gooderum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/03/1995 06:52:07
> Rens Troost writes:
> > I'm running 1.0 with the patches on a 486/66 Adaptec AHA-1520 with
> > a 3c509 ethernet card. AFter working OK for a while, the ethernet
> > will inevitably hang, crippling the machine. It seems to happen
> > faster with NFS. In addition, transmit behavior seems pretty
> > bursty.
> > I seem to recall something about dropping in the ethernet driver
> > from the current distribution....has anyone had this problem?
> > Know a fix?
> I had this problem installing a new machine, a workaround that seemed
> effective was to limit the NFS read/write sizes to 1024.
Interesting. I had this exact same problem. The process doing NFS would
hang, network activity would stop, but the rest of the system would stay up.
I'd also get hangs with non-NFS traffic like ftp, but I could usually clear
the hang with an ifconfig down/up combo.