Thin Clients freezing in Firefox

john lists.john at
Mon Mar 3 18:20:35 GMT 2008

Hi Jbarry,

I am seeing" eth1: too many iterations (6) in nv_nic_irq." And I see
you ran into this problem last August.

I am following up on this cause I am seeing the same errors in my logs
right before my server locks up and needs a hard reboot.  I was
wondering if you ended up merely replacing the nics or did you go with
"/etc/modprobe.d/forcedeth"  option. I am trying to decide which
course to take and I'd appreciate any ideas you could give me. I
figured I'd follow this up on the list in case some else has trouble
with this in the future.



On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 9:16 PM, jbarry <jbgonzaga at> wrote:
> Jim
>  ok I have recreated mine, but i don't know if they are related to your problem.
>  my error msg is
>  eth1: too many iterations (6) in nv_nic_irq
>  but the symptoms are the same to yours whenever the clients visits
>  some network heavy sites they would freeze.
>  the solutions for me is to create a file  "/etc/modprobe.d/forcedeth"
>  the file would then contain a line
>  "options forcedeth max_interrupt_work=10"
>  on further reading I think my problem is related to my network card a
>  gigabit card from nvidia.
>  the number 10 above is not a magic number but rather its a trial and
>  error thing and see what works for you. I don't know yet what is the
>  implication when this number is set very high.
>  jBarry
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