Re: reliability

Klaus Lichtenwalder (klaus@WebForum.DE)
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 15:36:11 +0000 (WET)

On Fri, 7 Feb 1997, Raul Miller wrote:

> Robert Wuest:
> > I wish I could say the same - I've had three crasshes on two
> > different machines in the last month. One of them today. No
> > messages or oops, I can't repeat it. I had to hit the reset button,
> > yuck! Still, it's a lot better than when I was using windows and
> > would have to reboot many times a week.
> Are those real crashes though?
> For example, if you're using X, X sometimes wedges itself so it
> doesn't respond to the keyboard.

Well, not really a crash but quite some nuisance, cause it's a remotely
monitored web/email server with a few virtual domains the ethernet
locked up. After an uptime of around 20 days. I'm also depending heavily
on the isdn stuff, so I don't do too much on it (imagine my feelings
every time I have to reboot the machine, a successful reboot or not,
this is the question...)

I know the 3c59x driver is under development but (at least up to now) I
though the main release, as the one being in the kernel tree, is
supposed to be stable...?

Feb 4 16:13:42 central kernel: eth0: 3Com 3c590 Vortex 10Mbps
at 0xd000, 00:a0:24:59:5a:78, IRQ 10
Feb 4 16:13:42 central kernel: Internal config register is 320010,
transceivers 0xe138.
Feb 4 16:13:42 central kernel: 8K byte-wide RAM 1:1 Rx:Tx split,
10base2 interface.
Feb 4 16:13:42 central kernel: 3c59x.c:v0.25 5/17/96


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