On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 02:45:42PM -0500, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Mar 2001 at 2:35pm, Ajay Shekhawat wrote
> > I've successfully patched the 2.4.3 kernel with these patches (almost
> > everything
> > worked, except for a few minor rejects).
> > So far, it seems to be OK. NFS serving of XFS works, and I'm beating on it
> > heavily.
> > The reason for the switch: I'd heard that the 3C905B ethernet card is better
> > supported in 2.4.3. I've been having problems with this card under a heavy
> > load; I just thought I'd try out the new kernel and see.
> Are you running on any SMP machines? I had to add the 'noapic' option to
> my server running the 2.4.2-xfs kernel, otherwise eth0 disappeared due to
> lost interrupts after very little activity.
Yes, it is an SMP system, with dual P-II 450MHz CPUs on an ASUS P2B-DS
motherboard. I didn't have to use the "noapic" option, but maybe I should
have tried that with my 2.4.2-xfs when I encountered the problems with
the ethernet card... Oh well, lets see how this fares.