i got some probs with this NIC in different versions.
I did a minimal installation 64bit with the patterns
file_server, print_server, devel_C_C++, 32bit and some yast-modules.
Due to the message
rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
* - nofile 16384
I setup a minimal workgroup-setup in samba.
Then i copied some files from WINDOWS XP to the share
and i saw some errors occur in the output of ifconfig
on the interface.
I studied the versions of opensuse 11.4, 12.1, 12.2 and found out
that this behavior is only in 12.x.
Removing the entry in /etc/security/limity.conf the errors didn’t appear,
but the speed / throughput was much slower.
Here are the versions:
OS kernel samba intel kernel driver
11.4 2.6.37 3.6.3 1.2.7-k2
12.1 3.1.10 3.6.3 1.4.4-k
12.2 3.4.33 3.6.7 1.9.5-k
(no, i didn’t try 12.3, it seems to unstable for me)
I compiled the latest driver from intel 2.3.2, but it didn’t help really.
Board: Supermicro C7B75
Intel Ethernet 82579V onboard
kernel driver is e1000e
Searching with google for ‘linux 82579V error’ showed me,
that many distributions have probs with this NIC on different
boards from different vendors.
Is this a hardware related problem or a kernel-driver problem?
Using a RTL8169 NIC i don’t have any errors.