Subject: le0: lost carrier?
To: Jorgen Pehrson <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/21/1998 13:31:17
>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?

I beleive there were TCP bugs in 1.3_BETA which could be causing, or
contributing, to the poor TCP throughput.  These got better in 1.3.2.
I would recommend upgrading both machines to 1.3.2 if at all feasible.

If nothing else, you can install a 1.3.2 kernel and see if that helps.
I expect it would help significantly.

>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.

To me, that sounds like a completely different problem.

PS: precisly what version of NetBSD (or OS) is the i386 running?