-----Original Message----- From: D Hill [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 7:06 PM To: Catalin Miclaus Cc: FreeBSD-Questions Subject: RE: New Kernel with Dell PE2950
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 at 18:44 +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] confabulated: > BTW....bce/bge drivers has known issues that leads to 'watchdog timeout' > NIC reset. > I have same some 6-8 servers with your hardware configuration and we > have ordered them with Intel Gigabit cards especially to avoid above > issue. > Use bce/bge NICs for low traffic interfaces if possible. How can I see what you are referring to with the bge interfaces? We have a PE6850 that has two bge interfaces. The server's roll is a spam filter server and processes close to 6.5 million messages per day. However, I don't have the watchdog daemon running. I don't remember exactly at which bandwidth consumption level the watchdog timeout error starts appearing. Somewhere below 100Mbps. You can see it if you enable the server to e-mail you the default daily security report or from /var/log/messages file. Jan 4 08:46:00 lb1 kernel: bge1: watchdog timeout -- resetting Jan 4 08:46:00 lb1 kernel: bge1: link state changed to DOWN Jan 4 08:46:02 lb1 kernel: bge1: link state changed to UP BTW....watchdog is a kernel facility and it is enabled by default. You can run a separate process if you want to control it (man watchdog). Best Regards Catalin Miclaus Network/Security ISP-Data Starcomms Ltd. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"