In response to [EMAIL PROTECTED]: > > On Tuesday 01 August 2006 20:39, Efren Bravo wrote: > >> Hi, > >> > >> I've a freeBSD box and I've been seeing this > >> message for several months: sis0 watchdog > >> timeout. > >> > >> The box has two ethernet cards, sis0 (100mb) and > >> vr0 (10mb). > >> > >> The messages isn't frequent but yesterday it got > >> my attention. What does this mean? > > > > from sis(4) > > sis%d: watchdog timeout The device has stopped responding to the > > net- > > work, or there is a problem with the network connection (e.g. a cable > > fault). > > The motherboard is http://www.eprom.com/home/Microstar/ms7005.htm > > The PC has been up for 119 days and nobody have reported me a network > interruption. > > I've just changed the cable, so I'll wait to see if the system raises more > watchdog messages. In the console I see only two messages: april 20 | july > 4.
It won't help. I wouldn't waste your time if I were you. I've dealt with these MSI boards in the past, and they're cheap luhsuh. Again, my understanding is that the ethernet card is crap, and occasionally just wedges of its own accord. After a few milliseconds, the watchdog goes off and triggers a hardware reset. A few packets get dropped and need resent, but TCP is a "reliable" protocol so nobody notices. Want to see just how bad the card is? Do some performance tests and see how close to the theoretical network maximum you can get on data transfers. If I remember correctly, we only got about 50% of was the card _should_ have been able to accomplish. The difference between the drivers provided by SIS and those built in to FreeBSD is that the SiS drivers for Windows will never tell you what's going on, whereas the FreeBSD drivers will log every time a hardware reset is required. -- Bill Moran Collaborative Fusion Inc. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"