Freezing problem with 3C 3c905B and 3c59x.c:v0.99E driver
Wed Jun 9 16:58:21 1999
I hope I'm not talking down here, but here are my thoughts.
1: (more of an aside, than something to fix the freezing.) Try setting
wsize and rsize to 8192, as stated in the mount man page. I've found this
speeds things up.
2: I've found trying tcp/ip NFS causes the clients to hang.
3: Have you upgraded the Linux's nfs server software? I believe there has
been some activity regarding this recently, and a new server.
Just some thoughts off my head.
On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Alok Mathur wrote:
> Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 09:00:55 -0400
> From: Alok Mathur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Linux Vortex Bug <email@example.com>
> Subject: Freezing problem with 3C 3c905B and 3c59x.c:v0.99E driver
> I have a Linux server on our LAN with 10baseT hubs and about
> 20 Unix (HP, Sun, SGI) and NT machines.
> I have run into trouble several times while trying to tar a *large*
> (about 300MB) file sitting at a remote HP host, and tarring to a
> hard drive nfs mounted from the Linux server.
> Basically, my network gets completely saturated (I used iptrafx to
> monitor, and saw transfer rates of 9.5Mbps), and then all my
> machines that mount the Linux server disks, freeze.
> The only way of reviving it is by logging on to the Linux machine
> (which apparently is running fine) and rebooting it.
> We have tried waiting for a long time but the tar never comes back
> and I cannot access any of the mounted linux drives.
> I have a 3Com 3c905B network card on a PII 400 machine
> running Red Hat Linux 5.1. I am using the Vortex v0.99E driver.
> The relevant messages reported by dmesg on bootup are as follows:
> Linux version 2.0.35 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (gcc version 184.108.40.206) #1 Tue Jul 14
> 3:56:39 EDT 1998
> kernel: 3c59x.c:v0.99E 5/12/98 Donald Becker
> eth0: 3Com 3c905B Cyclone 100baseTx at 0xe400, 00:50:04:05:3a:7d, IRQ 10
> I will greatly appreciate any help on this.
> Best Regards,
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