[vortex-bug] System hang after message kernel : eth0 : Too much work interrupts(e08), Temporarity disable functions (7f7e).

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 07:08:25 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, [big5]  wrote:

> I am using Red Hat Linux 6.1 and two 3C905B NIC cards as NAT server ,
> it runs well for serval months. But it was hanged yesterday
> (9/12/2001), I found the fallowing message in console :

What driver version?  What is the detection message?

>   nat kernel :  eth0: Too much work interrupts(e08), Temporarity disable functions (7f7e).

This indicates that some _other_ driver or kernel activity is hogging
the machine.  Have you changed anything, especially hardware, recently?

> The NAT server with
>        CPU : Intel Pentium II 300Mhz
>        RAM : 256 Mb
>        Hardisk : 4G (IBM)

IDE or SCSI?  If IDE, have you done 'hdparm -u 1 /dev/hda'?

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