[3c509] 3c509B TCP overflow trouble

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 10:13:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Marco Emilio Poleggi wrote:

> I noticed an anomalous behaviour of my 3c509B TCP ("combo") card: it
> gets stuck intermittently (can't receive nor transmit) for some
> minutes. This happens on both the connectors (UTP and BNC), and the
> log reports only this line:
>   kernel: _M_str_putnext: queue overflow: dropping a message
> I tried to enlarge the /proc/sys/net/core/netdev_max_backlog, but nothing 
> changed (only the kernel messages disappered!).
> I compiled statically the module on a 2.4.5 kernel. I noticed the same
> trouble on a 2.2.16 kernel too.

Presumably this error message is from the 2.4 kernel.  Your problem
isn't with the 3c509 device driver, it's with the kernel.

What is the error message with 2.2.16?

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