Re: Strange network issues using jumbo packets.

From: Brent M. Clements (
Date: Wed Mar 05 2003 - 16:31:57 EST

I've been told by Bjorn from HP that since I'm using the latest
kernel(2.4.20) plus the latest ia64 patches that this bug doesn't apply.

I personally don't remember what a deadlock is...can someone explain it?

Plus, if I went back to my original supported redhat kernel..their are no
errata for RH2.1AW.


Brent Clements
HPC Technology Specialist
Information Technology
Rice University

On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Jim Castleberry wrote:

> RedHat released a kernel update last week to correct a deadlock in the tg3
> driver. The errata description is:
> Updated kernel packages for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0 are now
> available that fix a deadlock with the tg3 driver on certain revisions of
> the Broadcom 570x gigabit ethernet series
> Related?
> Jim
> Brent Clements wrote:
> > Getting the following errors when the card freeze occurs.
> >
> > tg3: tg3_stop_block timed out, ofs=3400 enable_bit=2
> > tg3: tg3_stop_block timed out, ofs=2400 enable_bit=2
> >
> > Anybody have a clue?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brent

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