Re: DE4X5 and kernel 2.0.X

Jos Vos (
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 11:20:23 +0200 (MET DST)

> Do anyone face a problem like me . In the past i use dec4x5 on
> broad in my server and it die with no log every 1 or 2 days . Now i change
> to use another card it never die.

Yes, I do (at least on 1.2.13 and maybe also with 2.0.x)!

That is, 2 of my Pentium systems with DE450 cards die without _any_ message
very frequently (the average up time is about 2-4 days). Although this
_always_ seems to happen during network activity (I see that in the news
log files and it also occurs when I'm running my ftp mirror program), I
can't "prove" that the problems are caused by the network cards, nor do
I have any further information.

I can fully reproduce this problem (that is, I'm quite sure the system
dies within one week or so) using Linux 1.2.13 and I _think_ it
also occurred once with one of the 2.0.x kernels.

A week ago, I reinstalled a complete system using a 2.0.11 kernel and
it still works (now 7 days), which is quite unique. I continue testing,
because one of these systems has to become our main server.

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