Re: 3.8.4 kernel

From: Bjorn Helgaas
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 18:33:38 EST

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Joseph A. Millikan
> <josephamillikan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> We use Mint 11 32-bit and we've noticed with any kernel beyond 3.6.11, the
>> Ethernet port stops responding to pings after 15 minutes and samba clients
>> cease to receive data in realtime. I hope this is the correct place to
>> report this as we received a nasty, sullen response when posted with the
>> Ubuntu folks (which we will NEVER do again.)
>> If you aren't the proper party to whom we should direct this report, please
>> disregard. We were just trying to help developers if there is an
>> undiscovered issue with Ethernet ports on Lenovo G770 laptops which our
>> court uses with Mint 11.
> What specific kernels have you tried? It'd be surprising if such an
> egregious issue went unnoticed for long, but if recent kernels like
> 3.8 or 3.9-rc are still broken, there's likely something we need to
> fix. Can you collect complete dmesg logs from 3.6.11 and the oldest
> broken kernel you've found? You might also run "watch cat
> /proc/interrupts" in a window off to the side and see if the NIC
> interrupt count stops increasing after 15 minutes.

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