On Monday 17 March 2008, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > On 16/03/2008, Firas Kraiem <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Sunday 16 March 2008 20:43:03 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > On 16/03/2008, Firas Kraiem <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Greetings > > > > > > > > I have a 7.0 system (upgraded from 6.2 to 6.3 then to 7.0 using > > > > freebsd-update) and I've experienced a few system crashes (the > > > > system just hard-reboots on it's own) that seem to happen when it > > > > is under heavy network load (downloading at several > > > > megabytes/second). > > > > > > > > Nothing gets written in /var/log/messages when the crashes happen, > > > > and I'm a bit clueless about how to investigate the issue further, > > > > so ideas would be much appreciated. > > > > > > Lo, back in the days of fbsd4.1.1 (or thereabouts) a > > > similar problem had I: random crashes under network > > > load with no core files, no dumps, no errors. > > > > > > Try replacing your NIC. > > > > Thanks for your answer. > > > > The NIC in question is a Realtek 8139 and indeed, Google told me that a > > few people have been experiencing similar issues with it. However, that > > was with old (4.x/5.x) FreeBSD releases, so I'm wondering: is this > > particular NIC model still causing problems or is it the NIC breaking > > in some way? The reason I ask is that the machine is a dedicated server > > over which I have no hardware control, so asking the provider to > > replace the NIC with another model could be a bit bothersome. > > I couldn't possibly say in your case, but in mine it was > a 3com xl nic that had simply gone crackers. > > Any time I get weird, dumpless reboots I suspect hard- > ware. Or Thor.
One time I had this kind of trouble and although memtest didn't find any problems with the memory, replacing it still solved the problem. Hardware problems are really difficult to diagnose. -- Pieter de Goeje _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"