Jos Chrispijn wrote: > Just saw this in my security log: > > +++ /tmp/security.CVzQ19kE 2008-08-15 00:04:29.000000000 +0200 > +fxp0: link state changed to DOWN > +fxp0: link state changed to UP > +fxp0: link state changed to DOWN > +fxp0: link state changed to UP > +fxp0: link state changed to DOWN > +fxp0: link state changed to UP > > Does this indicate a nearly_broken nic or is this caused by someting else? > Jos
I recently had an onboard 82540 chip fry out. It started sporadically and over time became more frequent. When I googled I found many references to heat problems. I then disabled rx/tx checksum offload and it seemed like it fixed it, but only for a short while. It got worse and ultimately died altogether. Had to disable and put a PCI NIC in. While it is normal to see the ifup/down a couple of times at boot, it is an abnormal indication when you begin seeing lots of them in /var/log/messages during normal operation. If you notice a "pause" for a short while in your network connection and then a tail /var/log/messages starts showing you these messages your NIC is probably dying. If you only see a couple of these at boot you're probably OK. -Mike _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"