Subject: le0: lost carrier?
To: None <>
From: Jorgen Pehrson <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/20/1998 13:38:17
maybe this is something that is solved in later versions of NetBSD but
I'll ask anyway. I'm getting lots of "le0: carrier lost" messages on the
console on my NetBSD machines. What can I do to correct it? I'm getting
these on all of my machines except on the i386.

I'm running:
NetBSD pmax 1.3_BETA, 5000/200. 
(I know, I should upgrade this one, but it has never crashed once so I
don't want to fix it if it's not broken...)

NetBSD hp300 1.3, hp 380.

What both have in common is that they both have Lance Ethernet. I'm
getting these messages whenever there's heavy traffic on the segment. The
pmax is very sensitive to this it seems. During daytime I only get about
3-4k/sec over the ethernet, and during nighttime I get ~400-500k/s. Is
this something that I have to live with or is there a fix somewhere?

And if I try to ping the machine when there's heavy load on the net,
it looses a lot of packets. The i386 machine on the same segment works ok
regardless of the network traffic.

Any ideas?


Jorgen Pehrson                  HP 9000/380 (NetBSD/hp300 1.3)            DECstation 5000/200 (NetBSD/pmax 1.3) PDP11/83 (2.11BSD) VAX2000 (NetBSD/vax)