Re: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardware related?

Frank de Lange (
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 22:53:19 +0100

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 04:47:00PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Are you judging based on the error message? The 'netdev watchdog ...'
> message is a generic error message that could have any number of
> causes. It's just saying, well, what it says :) The kernel was unable
> to transmit a packet in a certain amount of time. You might get these
> messages if you unplug a cable suddenly, or if your hardware isn't
> delivering interrupts, or many other things...

No, I'm judging based on the fact that I found reports from people using
NE2K-PCI with several cards as well as tulip-based cards (different driver) on
abit BP6 as well as Gigabyte motherboards, mostly on 2.3.x/2.4.x kernels. I
found some postings with these problems on 2.2.x kernels.


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