RX packets errors when using forcedeth
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High number of RX errors are seen in the output of 'ifconfig'; for instance: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:28:3D:82:76 inet addr:172.16.132.129 Bcast:172.16.135.255 Mask:255.255.252.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:9500332 errors:8391748 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:345393 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:990047637 (944.1 Mb) TX bytes:41187532 (39.2 Mb) Interrupt:106 Base address:0x6000
For SLES 10-SP3, the patch is already available in the kernel maintenance update (22.214.171.124-0.62.1 or higher). The following is a short guide on how to deploy the solution with the official kernel: 1. Install the latest kernel maintenance update (126.96.36.199-0.62.1 or higher). The KMP package is not needed anymore. In fact, it would be better to remove it before updating the kernel. 2. Blacklist "forcedeth": # echo "blacklist forcedeth">> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist 3. Use YaST to bind their NIC's PCI-ID to forcedeth_new: Go to YaST -> System -> System Settings -> Add -> Manually; and fill the following fields: Driver: forcedeth_new Vendor: 10DE Device: 0373 NB: This process might certainly be automatized. If installing the kernel versions mentioned above does not help to fix the issue, please contact Technical Support. The PCI-ID of the network card is probably not bound in the driver.
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- Document ID:7006335
- Creation Date: 23-Jun-2010
- Modified Date:10-Mar-2021
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