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Date:      Tue, 1 Oct 1996 16:29:45 +0100
From:      kuku@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de (Christoph P. Kukulies)
To:        grog@lemis.de (Greg Lehey)
Subject:   Re: Problems with multiple Ethernet boards (was: Re: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org)
Message-ID:  <199610011529.QAA09155@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
In-Reply-To: <199610011416.QAA21884@allegro.lemis.de>; from Greg Lehey on Oct 1, 1996 16:16:06 +0200
References:  <199610011416.QAA21884@allegro.lemis.de>

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Greg Lehey writes:
> Jaroslaw Bazydlo writes:
> >
> > Situation:
> >
> > FreeBSD 2.1-STABLE / 8M RAM and 32M of swap / 5 Ethernet Cards /
> > IP Filter 3.1.0 run in the system
> >
> > This computer acts as a Ethernet router w/o problems but sometimes it hangs
> > up for a couple o secconds. I logfile I can see "ed2: device timeout" in
> > those moments. This could point to hardware problems. Ok I'll try to replace
> > it with the new one but...

It could be an interrupt problem.  5 boards you say?
Is one at irq 7? Could you supply the complete information ?
(dmesg output, kernel config file).

> 
> You'd probably get more answers if you had selected a subject line
> like "Problems with multiple Ethernet boards"
> 
> > Does anyone know how to judge how much memory I need according to number o
> > Ethernet Cards (all are 10BaseT, UTP 10Mbit/s) ????
> 
> I don't think they're a significant factor.  I suppose that 8 MB of
> RAM is not exactly too much, but I don't think that that's the
> problem.  I've run routers (one Ethernet board, one ISDN board) in 4
> MB, and didn't have any memory pressure.  I don't expect the
> additional boards to make any difference.  I'd guess that you might
> have a driver problem.  Which boards are you using?
> 
> Greg

-- 
--Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kuku@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de




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