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#1 2006-04-11 20:56:07

Registered: 2005-12-31
Posts: 13

"NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out" proble

Hi all,

I did a "pacman -Syu" and had to upgrade a lot of packages.  After I rebooted this machine, I'm have problem with its network connection...

When I do a scp of a big file to this machine, say 500+ MB, the copy progress will stall for a couple of seconds (2 to 10) and I receive the following errors in /var/log/messages.log: "NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out". This happens once or twice in this scp session.  If I start a second, both it will stall several times and sometimes don't even finish (e.g; times out completely). I did not have this problem before all the upgrades.

Has anybody seen this before?  Is my network broken and happened to be this right after the upgrade by coincidence?



#2 2006-04-11 21:30:55

From: Berlin, DE
Registered: 2006-03-19
Posts: 848

Re: "NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out" proble

I had the same problem some time ago. Reason was the Realtek chipset
on my nic, which was pretty unusable at high network load. After
replacing it with an Intel one, everything is smooth now...

I would suggest changing the nic to check it out...

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#3 2006-04-11 22:05:59

Registered: 2004-04-29
Posts: 657

Re: "NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out" proble

on some intel chipsets i've had a similar problem. try passing:


to the kernel. if that does not help either turn acpi off alltogether with:


then again, this is just a guess on what might solve the problem since i do not know which driver you use.

I recognize that while theory and practice are, in theory, the same, they are, in practice, different. -Mark Mitchell


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