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On Monday 28 July 2003 22:07, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Michael Buesch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I've a problem with my server/router, that I've seen on
> > various kernels. currently I'm running 2.4.21, but I've
> > seen the problem on 2.4.20 and 2.5.70, too.
> > I'm using a 3com 3c509 ISA ethernet card.
> > When this server stays a longer time (about one night, 12 hours)
> > without network-traffic, it seems like the whole network-interface
> > falls into a very deep sleep. It's very hard to wake the machine
> > up.
> This could be a router problem: some routers (Cisco?) decide that a host
I've got no hardware-router.
The server (the machine, that locks up; normal pentium linux PC)
works as server and router for my other machines.
> has died if no traffic has been seen for a long time. Google for "vortex
> sleepy nic" for some discussion.
> I haven't seen any reports of this in a looong time. IIRC it was worked
> around by pinging some remote host once per minute.
I'm now trying it without APM, ACPI support in the
If this doesn't work, I'll try to make a cron-job pinging some
Regards Michael Buesch
Penguin on this machine: Linux 2.4.21 - i386
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