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Bug 154894 - Network causing machine hung, using r8169 drive
Summary: Network causing machine hung, using r8169 drive
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: fc2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Legacy Bugs
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Reported: 2005-04-14 18:52 UTC by Jian Gao
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-16 19:37:08 UTC

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Description Jian Gao 2005-04-14 18:52:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I'm using Microsoft 2000 server backup utility to backup large files from windows 2000 servers (4-8 machines) to this Fedora machine through samba, the machine sometime froze (hung); if I unplug the network cable, the machine will go back to work normally.

I knew there're some patches related to r8169. Do the new Fedora kernel rpms include the patch or not?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Using NETGEAR GA311 Gigabit PCI NIC.
2.Fedora will load r8169 driver.
3.Have accounts on Fedora for SAMBA access.
4.Write high volumn data stream to the Fedora through SAMBA: the clients are Microsoft backup, backing its data up to Fedora.

Expected Results:  When volumn of data stream is reaching the NIC capacity, the r8169 will cause the machine hung; if unplug the NIC, the machine will recover immediately itself.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Francois Romieu 2005-04-23 16:23:25 UTC
> Do the new Fedora kernel rpms include the patch or not?


Can you still reproduce the issue with the patches I sent to you (i.e.
2.6.12-rc3 +


Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2005-05-16 19:37:08 UTC
This kernel isn't provided by Fedora Legacy, and this issue doesn't seem to have
security implications; reopen against a later Fedora Core release if the problem
still persists there.

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