Re: APM disable broken (was -> Re: 8139too on ABIT BP6 causes "eth0: transmit timed out" )
Oden Eriksson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 03:43:56 +0100
On Mondayen den 29 October 2001 00.11, email@example.com wrote:
> Raphael Manfredi <Raphael_Manfredi@pobox.com> wrote:
> ...[recent 2.4-based kernel]...
> > but this problem is not specific to that kernel. I've been having
> > it for a looong time.
> > Specifically, I get:
> > NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> > and then the machine is dead, network-wise. I have to reboot (reset).
> > Note that I am on an ABIT BP6 board, and I do get a lot of APIC errors
> > under heavy network traffic, which is what raises the above.
> > By heavy network traffic, I mean a 7 Mb/s full duplex (it's a 100 Mb/s
> > LAN).
> I had what looks like exactly this problem with my ABIT BP6 -based machine
> running RH 7.1, and the problem turned out to be the interaction between
> SMP and the APM BIOS, when APM is turned on. A different network card,
> but the same symptom. Another symptom I would occasionally see was a
> certain kind of hard-disk hang, but only on the integrated HPT366
You might want to try the latest Abit BP6 "RU" bios with HPT366 bios v1.28,
get it at:
| Oden Eriksson, Deserve-IT Networks, Jokkmokk, Sweden.
| Mandrake Linux release 8.2 (Cooker) for i586
| Current uptime with kernel 2.4.12-6mdksmp: 14min
| cpu0 @ 814.28 bm, fan 4500 rpm, temp +31.0°C
| cpu1 @ 815.92 bm, fan 4500 rpm, temp +29°C
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