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 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"