Re: [PATCH -rt DO NOT APPLY] Fix for tg3 networking lockup

From: Theodore Tso
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 19:51:28 EST

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 02:48:45PM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> > eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95704s) rev 2100 PHY(serdes)] (PCIX:100MHz:64-bit) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:14:5e:86:44:24
> The 5704 chip will set TG3_FLAG_TAGGED_STATUS, and therefore
> doesn't need the periodic poking done by tg3_timer().

Hmm.... all I can say is that I could reliably knock the box off the
network by running a four processes that tied up all CPU's at high
real-time priorities, and after I applied the horrible hack that
guaranteed that tg3_timer() was run every 0.128 seconds, the system
stayed on the network. I'm not sure why, but it did fix the problem.

Any suggestions on how I could figure out what was really going on and
what would be a better fix would be greatly appreciated.

- Ted
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