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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2007 15:57:05 -0700
From:      "Michael K. Smith - Adhost" <mksmith@adhost.com>
To:        "Paul Fraser" <pfraser@gmail.com>, "Narek Gharibyan" <ngharibyan@mail.ru>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: Wathdog Timeout HELP
Message-ID:  <17838240D9A5544AAA5FF95F8D520316025048F0@ad-exh01.adhost.lan>
In-Reply-To: <46BA47E3.9070306@gmail.com>
References:  <003901c7d9a0$9d54bec0$180ca8c0@arm.synisys.com> <46BA47E3.9070306@gmail.com>

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Hello:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Paul Fraser
> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 3:47 PM
> To: Narek Gharibyan
> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Wathdog Timeout HELP
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> Narek Gharibyan wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > I recevice about 3-5 times per day xl0 : watchdog timeout, xl1
> watchdog
> > timeout. I tried to set BIOS value "Plug and Play O/S" to yes or no.
> None of
> > the values help me. I use 3COM nics, I checked all nics operate
under
> > separate IRQ-s. When I receive this massage connection breaks for a
> few
> > seconds. What to do?
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> Hi Narek,
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> No real consolation at this point, however I experience the same
> problem
> with a variety of other NICs in a couple of systems. I don't have a
> solution either I'm afraid as I've tried everything from
> enabling/disabling PnP, disabling watchdog and ACPI etc.
>=20
> But I'll mark the thread and follow with interest; I'm also keen to
> assist in testing in any way.
>=20
> --
> Regards,
>=20
> Paul Fraser // Independent Technical Consultant // Ph: +61 405 341 905
> // furyc0de.net
>=20

We had (have) the same problem on bge interfaces on multiple servers.
The one thing I've found that "fixes" it is to enable Polling on the
interface.  This may require you to add:

options         DEVICE_POLLING

to the kernel.  Then, you can just add "polling" to your rc.conf setting
for the card.  If it's already in your kernel, you can just issue
"ifconfig <int> polling" and that will do it.

By the way, your mileage may vary in a *big* way.  :-)

Regards,

Mike
mksmith@adhost.com (work)
mksmith@mac.com (!work)



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