On Thursday 14 May 2009 08:35:40 Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Hello,
>
> >> Ever since upgrading from 7.0-Release to 7.1-Release I get the
> >> following in the daily security reports:
> >>
> >> master.lc-words.com kernel log messages:
> >> +++ /tmp/security.yMzCQbS8 2009-05-13 03:01:25.000000000 +0200
> >> +re0: watchdog timeout
> >> +re0: link state changed to DOWN
> >> +re0: link state changed to UP
> >>
> >> It just happens around 3 a.m. each day and so I wonder if I should be
> >> concerned about it...?
> >>
> >> Thank you in advance for your suggestions!
> >
> > I can bet it's NIC related problem, probably your re0 is sharing IRQ
> > with something and it's going up/down. The time you see (~3.oo AM) is
> > the moment periodic works, so it doesn't mean the problem happend then.
> >
> > I've seen similar problems on cheap PC hardware with integrated NIC
> > and/or external PCI NIC (re/rl/em). Search for 're0: watchdog timeout'
> > on google.
> >
> > The solution is to replace re with something else - em for example, but
> > there is no guarantee it's going to work - I had same problems on
> > crappy hardware with two identical interfaces plugged in (some model of
> > em - IRRC Intel PRO/1000 GT)
>
> Yes, you are most likely right but I am left wondering why this has never
> been a problem on 7.0-Release...?

Run a 7.0-RELEASE kernel to be sure of this. It can just be that the hardware 
went bad around the same time you upgraded.
Bad cable or negotiation with a switch are also causes of this. See the 
DIAGNOSTICS section of the re driver.
-- 
Mel
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