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There are some servers on Ubuntu Server 10.04 with that particular hardware: output of hwinfo.

The problem is the hangup when machine experiences a traffic higher than 10Mb/sec for several minutes; only hardware reset can bring the machine back to life.

Before the hangup occures, dmesg displays a repeated message like that:

[106142.897269] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link up
[106142.897280] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 08
[106146.198770] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link up
[106146.198782] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 08
[106146.537895] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link up
[106146.537907] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 08
[106147.525354] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link up
[106147.525365] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 08

But, of course, the PHY is always connected.

Are there any known ways how to fix it?

Thanks in advance,
Pavel.

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It looks like this kernel bug.

You can either downgrade your kernel to one that didn't exhibit the problem, or upgrade to one in which it is fixed (3.4+).

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