[epic] multiple Ethernetcards with epic100
Theo van den Bout
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 13:11:58 +0200
On Mon, 19 Jun 2000, Dr.Axel Spörl wrote:
> I'm running a Linux Router with SMC EtherPower II 9432 PCI adapters
> inside. All cards are recognized during boot time an the module is
> loaded correctly. Although the system looks pretty well after booting
> (IRQ, no error messages) one, two or all cards still do not work: It is
> impossible to reach the network attached to it.
> After shutting down an restarting the problematic interface with
> ifconfig ethX up/down several times it suddenly works.
> Can you give me a hint?
> Thanks in advance!
> Axel Spoerl
We have about 50+ systems using the SMC 9432 overhere and they
consistently show the same problem: they lock-up under heavy load.
"/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart" always cures the problem... till the next
By now we have replaced all SMC adapters with "Intel PCI EtherExpress Pro100"
in our main systems (aka servers). Sad but true.