Subject: RE: IP stack stop responding
To: None <>
From: Jan H. van Gils <JanVG@Knoware.NL>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/2004 14:35:30
On zaterdag 13 november 2004 20:54 Timo wrote:

>To: Jan H. van Gils
>Subject: Re: IP stack stop responding

Thanks for the reply Timo.

>> Hi,
>> I have a small question ?
>> I have a current system running on a Pentium II 350MHz and 256Mb ram.
>> the network interface card is a 3Com 3C905TX running on a 10Mb hub.
>> When other systems connected to the same hub generate a lot 
>of traffic
>> say 90% load or more I am not able to connect to the current system.
>> It is even worse, I have to reboot the system to get the stack up and
>> running
>> again.
>> Can anybody tell me what is going on and how to solve this ?
>> Jan

Some extra info regarding the Kernel:
The Kernel is build using GENERIC and I disable XNS, Apple, X25 and OSI
futher I enabled IPSEC and IPSEC_ESP.
That's all

>it'd be very useful to have a little peek into some logfiles like
>/var/log/messages e.g., especially whether there are some messages
>regarding to your 3com NIC.

grep -i 3com /var/log/messages

Nov 14 14:28:22 borg /netbsd: ex0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0: 3Com 3c905B-TX
00 Ethernet (rev. 0x24)
Nov 14 14:28:22 borg /netbsd: ex0: interrupting at irq 10
Nov 14 14:28:22 borg /netbsd: ex0: MAC address 00:10:4b:06:80:9a
Nov 14 14:28:22 borg /netbsd: exphy0 at ex0 phy 24: 3Com internal media

So messages is not giving a lot of extra information ;-)