Chris Buechler wrote:
> On 10/20/06, YvesDM <ydmlog at gmail dot com> wrote:
>> I think you are saying, most of the total lockup's are hardware
>> and not related to monowall itself.
>> Well, that's exactly my experience too. I had lockup's before when
>> the onboard intel nic on my compac SFF EN series.
>> I started to use Realtek's in every box and I didn't have any lockup's
>> anymore, not a single one!
> And I guess this goes to show the general conventional wisdom with
> hardware selection isn't always true - most people here would tell you
> to stay far away from Realtek anything and use Intel cards. In this
> case, Compaq must have done something screwy with their onboard Intel
Either that or the fact that the Intel NIC performs differently in some
way puts a different stress on the CPU and/or memory systems. That
doesn't appear to be the case here, but just because something causes a
problem to show up doesn't always mean it's the cause of the problem,
only that it's the straw that broke the camels back so to speak. :)
In this case it may well be the case of going to the doctor and saying
"It hurts when I do this." The doctor responds "Then don't do that."
The symptom has been treated, but the problem is still there.