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Date:      Wed, 4 Oct 2006 10:32:16 -0700
From:      perikillo <>
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Subject:   Re: vr0: watchdog timeout FreeBSD 6.1-p10 Crashing my backups
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On 10/4/06, Bill Moran <> wrote:
> In response to perikillo <>:
> [snip]
> > Right now my first backup again crash
> >
> > xl0: watchdog timeout
> >
> > Right now i change the cable from on port to another and see what
> happends.
> >
> > Guy, please someone has something to tell me, this is critical for me.
> >
> > This is my second NIC.
> Don't know if this is related or not, but it may be:
> --
> Bill Moran
> Collaborative Fusion Inc.

Hi people.

   Today my full backups completed succesfully, but my NIC again show me the
same failure:

Oct  3 23:36:54 bacula kernel: xl0: watchdog timeout
Oct  3 23:36:54 bacula kernel: xl0: no carrier - transceiver cable problem?
Oct  3 23:36:54 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to DOWN
Oct  3 23:36:56 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to UP
Oct  4 00:39:14 bacula kernel: xl0: watchdog timeout
Oct  4 00:39:14 bacula kernel: xl0: no carrier - transceiver cable problem?
Oct  4 00:39:14 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to DOWN
Oct  4 00:39:16 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to UP
Oct  4 01:41:39 bacula kernel: xl0: watchdog timeout
Oct  4 01:41:39 bacula kernel: xl0: no carrier - transceiver cable problem?
Oct  4 01:41:39 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to DOWN
Oct  4 01:41:42 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to UP
Oct  4 08:12:45 bacula login: ROOT LOGIN (root) ON ttyv0
Oct  4 08:15:50 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to DOWN
Oct  4 08:20:07 bacula login: ROOT LOGIN (root) ON ttyv1
Oct  4 08:27:34 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to UP
Oct  4 08:27:38 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to DOWN
Oct  4 08:27:40 bacula kernel: xl0: link state changed to UP
Oct  4 08:31:53 bacula su: ubacula to root on /dev/ttyp0

I check the switch, view the port where this server is connected but i dont
see nothing wrong there:

               Received                               Transmitted
Packets:                      53411791    Packets:
Multicasts:                          0    Multicasts:
Broadcasts:                         19    Broadcasts:
Total Octets:               3644260033    Total Octets:
Lost Packets:                        0    Lost
Packets:                        0
Packets 64 bytes:             16678016    Packets 64 bytes:
        65-127 bytes          36733094            65-127 bytes
        128-255 bytes              384            128-255 bytes
        256-511 bytes               70            256-511 bytes
        512-1023 bytes              60            512-1023 bytes
        1024-1518 bytes            167            1024-1518 bytes
FCS Errors:                          0
Collisions:                          0
Undersized Packets:                  0    Single
Collisions:                   0
Oversized Packets:                   0    Multiple
Collisions:                 0
Filtered Packets:                   83    Excessive
Collisions:                0
Flooded Packets:                     0    Deferred
Packets:                    0
Frame Errors:                        0    Late
Collisions:                     0

My kernel file is this:

machine              i386
cpu           I686_CPU
ident         BACULA
maxusers       10

# To statically compile in device wiring instead of /boot/device.hints
#hints        "GENERIC.hints"            # Default places to look for

makeoptions   DEBUG=-g             # Build kernel with gdb(1) debug symbols

options       SCHED_ULE            # ULE scheduler
#options      SCHED_4BSD           # 4BSD scheduler
options       PREEMPTION           # Enable kernel thread preemption
options       INET                 # InterNETworking
#options      INET6                # IPv6 communications protocols
options       FFS                  # Berkeley Fast Filesystem
options       SOFTUPDATES          # Enable FFS soft updates support
options       UFS_ACL                    # Support for access control lists
options       UFS_DIRHASH          # Improve performance on big directories
options       MD_ROOT                    # MD is a potential root device
options       MSDOSFS                    # MSDOS Filesystem
options       CD9660               # ISO 9660 Filesystem
options       PROCFS               # Process filesystem (requires PSEUDOFS)
options       PSEUDOFS             # Pseudo-filesystem framework
options       GEOM_GPT             # GUID Partition Tables.
options       COMPAT_43            # Compatible with BSD 4.3 [KEEP THIS!]
#options      COMPAT_FREEBSD4            # Compatible with FreeBSD4
options       COMPAT_FREEBSD5            # Compatible with FreeBSD5
options       SCSI_DELAY=5000            # Delay (in ms) before probing SCSI
options       KTRACE               # ktrace(1) support
options       _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING # POSIX P1003_1B real-time
options       KBD_INSTALL_CDEV     # install a CDEV entry in /dev
options       AHC_REG_PRETTY_PRINT # Print register bitfields in debug
                                  # output.  Adds ~128k to driver.
options       AHD_REG_PRETTY_PRINT # Print register bitfields in debug
                                  # output.  Adds ~215k to driver.
options       ADAPTIVE_GIANT             # Giant mutex is adaptive.

device        apic                 # I/O APIC

# Bus support.
device        eisa
device        pci

# Floppy drives
device        fdc

# ATA and ATAPI devices
device        ata
device        atadisk              # ATA disk drives
device        ataraid              # ATA RAID drives
device        atapicd              # ATAPI CDROM drives
device        atapifd              # ATAPI floppy drives
device        atapist              # ATAPI tape drives
options       ATA_STATIC_ID # Static device numbering

# SCSI Controllers
device        ahb           # EISA AHA1742 family
device        ahc           # AHA2940 and onboard AIC7xxx devices
device        ahd           # AHA39320/29320 and onboard AIC79xx devices
device        aha           # Adaptec 154x SCSI adapters
device        aic           # Adaptec 15[012]x SCSI adapters, AIC-6[23]60.

# SCSI peripherals
device        scbus         # SCSI bus (required for SCSI)
device        ch            # SCSI media changers
device        da            # Direct Access (disks)
device        sa            # Sequential Access (tape etc)
device        cd            # CD
device        pass          # Passthrough device (direct SCSI access)
device        ses           # SCSI Environmental Services (and SAF-TE)

# RAID controllers interfaced to the SCSI subsystem
device        amr           # AMI MegaRAID
device        arcmsr        # Areca SATA II RAID
device        asr           # DPT SmartRAID V, VI and Adaptec SCSI RAID
device        ciss          # Compaq Smart RAID 5*
device        dpt           # DPT Smartcache III, IV - See NOTES for options
device        hptmv         # Highpoint RocketRAID 182x
device        rr232x        # Highpoint RocketRAID 232x
device        iir           # Intel Integrated RAID
device        ips           # IBM (Adaptec) ServeRAID
device        mly           # Mylex AcceleRAID/eXtremeRAID
device        twa           # 3ware 9000 series PATA/SATA RAID

# RAID controllers
device        aac           # Adaptec FSA RAID
device        aacp          # SCSI passthrough for aac (requires CAM)
device        ida           # Compaq Smart RAID
device        mfi           # LSI MegaRAID SAS
device        mlx           # Mylex DAC960 family
device        pst           # Promise Supertrak SX6000
device        twe           # 3ware ATA RAID

# atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse
device        atkbdc        # AT keyboard controller
device        atkbd         # AT keyboard
device        psm           # PS/2 mouse

device        kbdmux        # keyboard multiplexer

device        vga           # VGA video card driver

device        splash        # Splash screen and screen saver support

# syscons is the default console driver, resembling an SCO console
device        sc
options         MAXCONS=8
options         SC_HISTORY_SIZE=200
options         SC_NORM_ATTR=(FG_GREEN|BG_BLACK)
options         SC_TWOBUTTON_MOUSE

device        agp           # support several AGP chipsets

# Add suspend/resume support for the i8254.
device        pmtimer

# Serial (COM) ports
device        sio           # 8250, 16[45]50 based serial ports

# Parallel port
device        ppc
device        ppbus         # Parallel port bus (required)
device        lpt           # Printer
device        plip          # TCP/IP over parallel
device        ppi           # Parallel port interface device

# PCI Ethernet NICs.
device        de            # DEC/Intel DC21x4x (``Tulip'')
device        em            # Intel PRO/1000 adapter Gigabit Ethernet Card
device        ixgb          # Intel PRO/10GbE Ethernet Card
device        txp           # 3Com 3cR990 (``Typhoon'')
device        vx            # 3Com 3c590, 3c595 (``Vortex'')

# PCI Ethernet NICs that use the common MII bus controller code.
# NOTE: Be sure to keep the 'device miibus' line in order to use these NICs!
device        miibus        # MII bus support
device        bce           # Broadcom BCM5706/BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet
device        bfe           # Broadcom BCM440x 10/100 Ethernet
device        bge           # Broadcom BCM570xx Gigabit Ethernet
device        dc            # DEC/Intel 21143 and various workalikes
device        fxp           # Intel EtherExpress PRO/100B (82557, 82558)
device        lge           # Level 1 LXT1001 gigabit Ethernet
device        nge           # NatSemi DP83820 gigabit Ethernet
device        nve           # nVidia nForce MCP on-board Ethernet Networking
device        pcn           # AMD Am79C97x PCI 10/100(precedence over 'lnc')
device        re            # RealTek 8139C+/8169/8169S/8110S
device        rl            # RealTek 8129/8139
device        sf            # Adaptec AIC-6915 (``Starfire'')
device        sis           # Silicon Integrated Systems SiS 900/SiS 7016
device        sk            # SysKonnect SK-984x & SK-982x gigabit Ethernet
device        ste           # Sundance ST201 (D-Link DFE-550TX)
device        ti            # Alteon Networks Tigon I/II gigabit Ethernet
device        tl            # Texas Instruments ThunderLAN
device        tx            # SMC EtherPower II (83c170 ``EPIC'')
device        vge           # VIA VT612x gigabit Ethernet
device        vr            # VIA Rhine, Rhine II
device        wb            # Winbond W89C840F
device        xl            # 3Com 3c90x (``Boomerang'', ``Cyclone'')

# Pseudo devices.
device        loop          # Network loopback
device        random        # Entropy device
device        ether         # Ethernet support
device        sl            # Kernel SLIP
device        pty           # Pseudo-ttys (telnet etc)
device        md            # Memory "disks"

# The `bpf' device enables the Berkeley Packet Filter.
# Be aware of the administrative consequences of enabling this!
# Note that 'bpf' is required for DHCP.
device        bpf           # Berkeley packet filter

# USB support
device        uhci          # UHCI PCI->USB interface
device        ohci          # OHCI PCI->USB interface
device        ehci          # EHCI PCI->USB interface (USB 2.0)
device        usb           # USB Bus (required)
device        ugen          # Generic
device        uhid          # "Human Interface Devices"
device        ukbd          # Keyboard
device        ulpt          # Printer
device        umass         # Disks/Mass storage - Requires scbus and da
device        ums           # Mouse

options         IPSTEALTH
options         TCP_DROP_SYNFIN
options         EXT2FS
options         PANIC_REBOOT_WAIT_TIME=16
options         NTFS
options         AHC_ALLOW_MEMIO
device          speaker
I have been using this options in all my kernels since 5.4+

Before i show you the machine information, is not a bad computer.

I bacula has some hacks that maybe can help me with this failure, i will do
today a lot of test and see how the systems response, i have here 2 nic to

This is my next steps:

NOTE: I dont have any firewalll enable on this server.
1; Change the cable

2; Run i full backup and see what happend, if the problem appear change NIC
and try again.

3; What else to do...? what can i disable..?

I will let you now the results, see you people.

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