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Intel 82574L causes system halt

Post by Benc » 2011/07/29 14:52:39

This appears to be the same problem as http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=4371 from CentOS 5.5, although I have yet to experience this on anything other than some version of Fedora and CentOS 6.

It also appears upstream here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=632650

When using eth0, it works for a short period of time then the interface error count goes through the roof. With eth1, it works for some random amount of time, then the whole system halts.

After a short flood ping to one of the interfaces, it breaks, see here now:

ethtool -i eth0
driver: e1000e
version: 1.2.7-k2
firmware-version: 1.8-0
bus-info: 0000:04:00.0

ethtool -t eth0

The test result is FAIL
The test extra info:
Register test (offline) 40
Eeprom test (offline) 2
Interrupt test (offline) 4
Loopback test (offline) 0
Link test (on/offline) 0

0000:04:00.0: eth0: offline testing starting
0000:04:00.0: eth0: pattern test reg 0028 failed: got 0xFFFFFFFF expected 0x5A5A5A5A
0000:04:00.0: eth0: testing unshared interrupt
0000:04:00.0: eth0: Failed to initialize MSI-X interrupts. Falling back to MSI interrupts.
0000:04:00.0: eth0: Failed to initialize MSI interrupts. Falling back to legacy interrupts.
0000:04:00.0: eth0: Cannot do PHY loopback test when SoL/IDER is active.

ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 20:CF:xx:xx:xx:xx
inet addr:192.168.0.143 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:38193 errors:1082331758340 dropped:180388626390 overruns:0 frame:721554505560
TX packets:38139 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3746688 (3.5 MiB) TX bytes:3745162 (3.5 MiB)
Memory:fbce0000-fbd00000

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Re: Intel 82574L causes system halt

Post by AlanBartlett » 2011/07/29 17:09:19

Welcome to the [i]CentOS[/i] fora.

The recommended reading for all new members starts with the [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=54]FAQ & Readme First[/url].

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It also appears upstream here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=632650
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Having noted the above for EL5, have you tried using the [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-e1000e]kmod-e1000e[/url] package that is available for EL6?

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Re: Intel 82574L causes system halt

Post by Benc » 2011/08/01 09:28:28

[quote]
Having noted the above for EL5, have you tried using the [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-e1000e]kmod-e1000e[/url] package that is available for EL6?[/quote]

This appears to fix the problem, although it's clearly not an ideal situation when you have to load a driver after every install (and from a third party repo - no offense)...

I got the impression from the comments on the upstream's bug tracker that they thought the issue was fixed, maybe I misinterpreted this.

Thanks for your help.

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Intel 82574L causes system halt

Post by pschaff » 2011/08/01 10:36:48

If you mean each kernel install, then you don't understand the benefits of [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/FAQ]kABI-tracking kmod modules[/url].

If installing a lot of systems you can script the installs with kickstart. If you don't want to use even a highly reliable 3rd party repo then buy hardware that is compatible out of the box.

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