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Old 03-20-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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New kernel disrupts network traffic??

Just set up a small file server at home, and did the standard routine of installing slackware 10.0, upgrade, compile new kernel, set up samba and everything seemed fine.

When i tried to copy a large file(using samba) from Win->Linux the file transfer process would happen in short periodic bursts, peaking at about 6MB/s, but staying at 0 most of the time. ifconfig showed that i had transfer errors, about 100 per GB received data. On transfers from Linux -> Windows speed was fine and no errors either. FTP was exactly the same.

Rather odd problem i thought. So i tried to boot the default slackware kernel that came with the installation, and suddenly everything works great! Full speed of about 8MB/s, no errors at all.

Now what mistake did I do when I compiled that 2.6 kernel? Left out anything important? Any ideas?

Thanks for any help
Old 03-20-2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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Did you follow the kernel HOWTO ?

(see HOWTO link in my signature for kernel & networking)


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