Andrew Morton wrote:
Suggest you try an up-to-date kernel.
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Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 09:19:49 -0700
Subject: [Bugme-new] [Bug 2782] New: ksoftirqd load system, kernel hang after a
Summary: ksoftirqd load system, kernel hang after a few minuts
Kernel Version: 2.4.20-2.4.22
I've just seen something similar with official 2.4.20+e1000 v220.127.116.11
on a Dual Intel Xeon CPU 2.6G+hyperthreading. Note I use IRQ affinity
so both ksoftirqd_CPU are at 100%.
The following is repeatable in about a minute which is good.
I send in around 700,000 packets per second on each of 2 interfaces,
and let the packets continually overflow the (4096 entry) buffers.
After about a minute I can't receive any traffic, and a couple
of occasions the machine just rebooted, so something is getting
corrupted. I was suspecting the e1000 driver buffer management until
I seen this?