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 From:  "Richard Parvass" <richard dot parvass at aaland dot co dot uk>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  vr0: tx shutdown timeout
 Date:  Fri, 28 Aug 2009 01:10:26 +0100 (BST)
During heavy traffic, I get the following errors logged a few times over a
short period, then the network connection, despite being "up" is not
responding and no traffic passes. This did not happen until a nightly
offsite backup was put in place over the link. There is no way to throttle
the traffic generated.

kernel: vr0: tx shutdown timeout
kernel: vr0: restarting

Running ifconfig vr0 down; ifconfig vr0 up from exec.php restores network

It appears to be a bug within FreeBSD which was possibly fixed with a
patch way back in v4.7, but the patch seems to have regressed in 1.3b15's
FreeBSD which this system is running.

Link to patch info:
Link to bug info: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=90890

Reports in the bug suggest that it only happens with half-duplex
connections. Unfortunately, of course, the kit it's connected to is only

Does anyone have a similar experience?

Hardware is a CN700 chipset with a VT6102.