[CentOS] Re: tg3 ethernet card drops connection under heavy load

Sean Carolan scarolan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 19:02:16 UTC 2008

>> There was nothing out of the ordinary in /var/log/messages.  The
>> logging just stops after the network card drops offline.  dmesg also
>> shows nothing out of the ordinary when the driver is loaded.  The
>> network card works fine until it is under heavy load.
> Since you are running CentOS 3 I am assuming this server has been in
> production for some time. Did these symptoms just start?
> Did you do any updates before this started happening?
> Did you install this equipment, or did you assume admin duties from someone
> else? Maybe it had the HP net driver installed, and a kernel update broke that.

It appears to be a faulty NIC card.  We moved the connection over to
the other card and have not had any problems since.  Sometimes it's
just plain "broken"!  :)

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