Re: Kernel OOPS with 1.2.11

Chris Woods (
3 Aug 1995 22:01:24 GMT

On Mon, 24 Jul 1995, Daniel Hollis wrote:

> Here's the latest crash:

[...Stack Trace Deleted...]

> We'll may be trying an SMC Ultra card if we can get our hands on one, and
> see if that makes any difference. Will the SMC prove anything or should we
> try some other card to rule out our hardware and definitively point the
> finger at the Linux networking code? What do we have to do to satisfy the
> kernel developers that it's not our hardware? What card will prove it?

I can speak for the SMC Ultra. We use them under intensive network load,
and have very nice uptimes (>50 days on one machine, >25 on all the
others). We do not use any multiport serial devices however, so I do not
know if some weird interaction is going on between the Boca and the NE2k,
although from the trace you supplied here, it looked very

Never a crash with the SMC Ultra, several with NE2000 clones before we
switched to the SMC.

Sample hardware configurations, more as an FYI: mostly P5-90's (3 of them)
with Adaptec SCSI controllers (2 2842's, a 1542, and a 1522). A couple
486DX2/66's, both with SCSI and IDE. All are running 1.2.10, and most have
32MB RAM, the news server (p5-90 with aha-2842 SCSI) has 64MB.

Chris Woods
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