Re: Oops in running multiple eth bridges [r8169?]

From: Francois Romieu
Date: Wed Aug 16 2006 - 05:12:35 EST

Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx> :
> If you are using jumbo frames, then most Ethernet driver's are more prone
> to allocation failure because they can't get contiguous memory. Some drivers
> are being changed to do fragmented receive, but the support is sketchy at this
> point.

The reports exhibit 0 order allocation failure. The r8169 should stand it, at least temporarily.
No idea how the nvdia stuff will behave under low memory with preempt and ht enabled.

I'll look at Peter's info files at the end of the week, when I'm back from 33k modem. With 128Mo
and 8 interfaces, his system is not trivial.

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