[realtek] NFS problem (using realtek)

Paul Campbell paul@taniwha.com
Sat, 21 Oct 2000 11:45:32 -0700

On Saturday 21 October 2000 11:06 am, Florian Friesdorf wrote:
> >    This morning I was copying a few hundred megabytes worth of files over
> > NFS from machine #3, and the webserver machine's load went through the
> > roof (because all the httpd processes were in an uninterruptable sleep,
> > waiting on NFS).  I tried pinging the nfs server, and got back responses
> > in pairs, where one would be about 0.3 ms, and the other 1000 ms.   
> I experience the same phenomenon with stock 2.2.15 rtl8139 driver.
> (ifconfig eth0 down && ifconfig eth0 up) &
> on the problematic machine will work as a temporary fix.
> (btw: save to executed over ssh, without loosing connectivity)

Actually I found this bug and submitted a fix which I believe is in included 
in 1.11 or later (it's a receive collision recovery bug).

You can also quickly get an offending machine out of this state with a bunch 
of 10k byte pings

	Paul Campbell