/var/log messages: eth0: interrupted while interrupts are masked!

/var/log messages: eth0: interrupted while interrupts are masked!

Post by Ville Mujun » Tue, 14 Jan 1997 04:00:00



I have following problem:

 * Compaq Deskpro 5166
 * 3com's  3c503 etherned card
 * Linux Caldera

When I transfer large files I get a lot of following error messages to
/var/log/messages

eth0: Interrupted while interrupts were masked!  

Does anyone have idea why these messages keep coming up.

Sincerely yours,
                           Ville Mujunen

 
 
 

/var/log messages: eth0: interrupted while interrupts are masked!

Post by Ville Mujun » Wed, 15 Jan 1997 04:00:00




>I have following problem:

> * Compaq Deskpro 5166
> * 3com's  3c503 etherned card
> * Linux Caldera

>When I transfer large files I get a lot of following error messages to
>/var/log/messages

>eth0: Interrupted while interrupts were masked!  

>Does anyone have idea why these messages keep coming up.

>Sincerely yours,
>                           Ville Mujunen

I have also tried unmasking the IDE drive with
hdparm -u 1 /dev/hda but it didn't help.

I'd really appreciate any ideas!

Thanks in advance,
                      Ville

 
 
 

1. eth0: Interrupted while interrupts are masked!isr=0x2 imr=0x0.

Does anybody know why I would get the above error from the kernel? I'm
using dual PII with 2.1.81 right now, but I have seen the message with
all recent 2.1 kernels. I also get

eth0: Too much work at interrupt, status 0x01

I have seen this last one also with an 486 with 2.0 kernels for at
least a year. The LAN is big and congested and the
eth0: Interrupted while interrupts are masked!isr=0x2 imr=0x0
error appears when there is a lot of traffic to/from the machine,
e.g. transferring large files.

My netstat -i looks strange too:

Iface   MTU Met  RX-OK RX-ERR RX-DRP RX-OVR  TX-OK TX-ERR TX-DRP TX-OVR Flags
lo     3584   0 42221345 543145      0      0      0 42221345 543145      0 LRU
eth0   1500   0 806620053 121217279      3      0   2699 2097110665 2327424     50 BRU

The amount of errors seems excessive. However, the machine never
crashes (months of uptime), and doesn't seem to lose packets. It works
very well indeed, but I'm nervous about the error messages since this
is going to be a heavy duty server.

Janne
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