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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0003218||CentOS-5||kernel||public||2008-10-31 01:08||2009-02-23 10:18|
|Reporter||Ned Slider||Assigned To|
|Fixed in Version||5.3|
|Summary||0003218: r8169 driver causes slow reads from Samba server|
|Description||The CentOS 5.2 kernel r8169 RealTek RTL8111/8168B ethernet driver causes various issues on the following hardware:|
# lspci | grep Ether
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
This bug is most notably manifested in slow reads from a Samba server when many files/large amounts of data are read/copied from the server. Writes to the server appear unaffected. Reverting to the latest RealTek (v8.00.8) r8168 driver resolves this issue. Reproducibility is always.
Reverting to the latest RealTek (v8.00.8) r8168 driver has also resolved other less reproducible issues such as random delays (typically 5-10 seconds) connecting to various websites.
CentOS community member Alan Bartlett has built a kmod packaged version of the latest RealTek driver available from here:
Alternatively, a dkms version is available from RPMForge (v8.004) or Wolfy has later revision dkms versions available here:
|Additional Information||This bug is the same as bug ID 3177 assigned against the Samba package:|
This bug has been discussed in the CentOS forums here:
|Tags||No tags attached.|
This issue has been reported upstream:
From a quick test of the latest RHEL 5.3 beta kernel (2.6.18-128.el5), it would appear the Samba issue is fixed for the kernel r8169 driver.
Awaiting to see if this is carried forward to the RHEL-5.3 release. I will be testing this in the CentOS-5.3 QA.
|This has been marked as resolved in the upstream bug report pending the release of RHEL5.3|
|Fixed in 5.3|
|2008-10-31 01:08||Ned Slider||New Issue|
|2008-10-31 01:25||Ned Slider||Note Added: 0008212|
||Relationship added||related to 0003177|
|2008-12-27 18:36||Ned Slider||Note Added: 0008509|
|2009-01-13 17:34||Ned Slider||Note Added: 0008569|
|2009-02-21 10:07||toracat||Relationship added||related to 0003029|
|2009-02-21 10:11||toracat||Status||new => confirmed|
|2009-02-21 10:11||toracat||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2009-02-21 10:11||toracat||Fixed in Version||=> 5.3|
||Note Added: 0008829|
||Status||confirmed => closed|