#77 Freeze when ping flooded

8139too (65)
Morten Bek

When I am ping flooded (don't ask why) with 20000 size
packets (possible a lot other sizes as well) my
computer hangs after a few minutes (sometimes
instantly, sometimes after 5 minutes).
This is even if I try to ignore pings with:
/bin/echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all

Otherwise I have no problems with the drivers at all
and my network works fine.

I have compiled the module with debugging info, but in
this case the computer doesn't hang, so I can't see
where the problem is. I cannot really tell if this is
the same bug reported already.


  • Morten Bek

    Morten Bek - 2001-12-08

    output from rtl8139-diag and /proc/pci

  • Jeff Garzik

    Jeff Garzik - 2001-12-09
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jgarzik
  • Patrick Boog

    Patrick Boog - 2001-12-23

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    yeah, everybody who buyed such a rtl8139 card hands up and shame..

    i also have such a thing, and tested it already with kernel 2.4.3, 5, 10, 14, 16, 17 and some alan cox
    patches. then (when i have installed the kernel) and want to send or rescieve a large file to that box, via
    http smb or ftp, the machine hangs, with no messages in syslog or something similar.
    yesterday i installed that 2.4.17 thing and the rtl8139too 0.9.22a driver. reboot, test, and the machine
    hangs. then i added pio instead mmio for the card, and after that, the box runs fine for 4 or 5 hours. after i
    celebrated my success, i want to send (or rescieve? ..never mind..) a file to the box, after a minute or so,
    the collision led on the hub starts blinking, and the machine died (aargh!).
    i really dont know what i shall do (in fact, i know - but i dont want to buy a new ethernet card..).
    for information, theres also an 3c509b 10mb/s card in the computer, that works fine, but not with the hub

    if somebody is interested (probably not..) to help me, drop me a message in icq (33101192) or an email.

    and uh, b4 i forget: after the machine hangs up, linux starts fsck the next time i start the box, and reports
    a large amount of errors on the filesystem, and asks for root passwort or ctrl-D for shell. is there a way to
    skip that point, so that i can run fsck <AFTER> booting via ssh ? ( i dont have a keyboard or monitor
    connected to that box, so its really terrible to work on that machine..)



  • Jeff Garzik

    Jeff Garzik - 2002-08-09

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    This problem is fixed in the latest version of the driver. You
    can download the driver from the download section on this
    SourceForge web page.

  • Jeff Garzik

    Jeff Garzik - 2002-08-09
    • status: open --> closed-fixed

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