Re: 2.0.26 problems

Alan Cox (
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 21:37:19 +0000 (GMT)

> I heard this Aiee problem from other people as well and the common point
> was the Adaptec 7xxx card (maybe NFS was also a common point, I do not
> know). We also have heavily loaded 5x86/133 server with SMC Ultra and

I no longer run adaptec SCSI cards. Even a freebie 2940 I stuck in our
news server came and bit me. I guess its the drivers but since Adaptec
wont help people write Linux drivers I buy Buslogic.

> The other problem is SMP related. When changing the keyboard leds under X
> with CapsLock the machine sometimes freezes for a few seconds. During that
> it does not respond to ping and the mouse pointer does not move. The
> machine comes back to life after a few seconds.

I've had 2 or 3 people with this. Even one with an identical board to me
who gets it when I don't. Its in the mysterious section.

> The third problem is related to bridging and ppp. Take a normal ppp
> dial-in server on an ethernet network whith IP-forwarding enabled. Compile
> a kernel with experimental bridge support. Start a ppp connection and
> issue brcfg -ena. After that the remote ppp client stopps seing the ppp

Known. One reason the bridge is experimental.