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I have a system that is becoming unresponsive for anywhere from a few seconds to a couple minutes. The only messages I see in the logs are like this:

Sep 16 18:07:33 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:07:50 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:07:58 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:08:08 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:08:17 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:08:57 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:09:04 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:09:11 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:09:25 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:09:58 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:10:05 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:10:12 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:10:24 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:10:31 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second
Sep 16 18:10:38 server kernel: igb 0000:01:00.3: exceed max 2 second

I'm not sure where to start troubleshooting this. Could these messages be related to the system becoming unresponsive?

  • Start with copypaste the error message into google. 1st hit is sourceforge.net/p/e1000/bugs/574/?page=1 – Ipor Sircer Sep 16 '18 at 23:35
  • @IporSircer meta.stackexchange.com/a/8726/227714 and besides I already googled and did not understand what I was reading and I still don't. I came here for an answer, not to be redirected back where I already was. – MountainX Sep 16 '18 at 23:45
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    It is a known bug and its status is WONTFIX. Live with it or replace your hardware. – Ipor Sircer Sep 16 '18 at 23:50
  • @IporSircer thank you. I have had this same hardware for 2 years and the problem just started today. When you say "replace your hardware" does that imply the make and model are not compatible or that this specific piece of hardware is failing? – MountainX Sep 17 '18 at 0:11
  • igb is the ethernet adapter, so to test if this is related, disable ethernet and/or switch to a different method (WLAN), and see if the problem persists. I also have the problem that my system is becoming unresponsive, for me it seems related to the disk caches (processes end up in D state for too long), so dropping caches (echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches as root) helps. No idea if it well help in your case. – dirkt Sep 17 '18 at 11:17

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