SpeedTouch problems

Robert Smith robsmith at binaryrage.com
Wed May 29 10:04:55 BST 2002


	I could be absolutely and totally wrong (I'm still a relative
FreeBSD Newbie, and usually am)... but having downloads/uploads bailing
out at an exact time every time, to me screams of a RAM problem. Out of
morbid curiosity, could you open up a few other relatively memory hungry
processes and see if the upload dies quicker? It could be almost
buffering the upload in RAM, dying when it runs out, or the RAM kicks
back a fault.

I had a very, very similar problem with a Win2k box when it came to boot
up, I could time the boot up to the second, and it'd crash then, shoved
a new stick of RAM in the box and had no problems since.

Okay, the idea doesn't exactly sound the most sensible or even the most
probable, but nor does the problem!


-----Original Message-----
From: freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org
[mailto:freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Mark Hughes
Sent: 29 May 2002 04:08
To: Dimitris; freebsduk
Subject: Re: SpeedTouch problems

>>(comes back from cvsup) --> well, that went remarkably well, my first
>>time upgrading a running system by any method other than
>>blank/re-install (I'd messed the system up so badly last time it came
>>reinstall that, believe me, that was the only way :D)... even the
>>mergemaster bit that I was dreading was amazingly easy. I'm now

> unfortunetly my systems are customised, so merging is impossible, i
> to wait for release versions, and i'm forced to blank/re-install
method :(

:( how customised are they? sounds like a pain.

>>And the upshot is, I'm now doing a test upload - 10MB up so far (past
>>where the problems normally occur) and absolutely no problems
>>whatsoever. I'm quite annoyed with myself for not investigating the
>>problem properly and just blaming dodgy hardware for all these

Looks like i spoke too soon - while it doesn't crash any more and is
reliable, it does still drop the connection after exactly 67MB of upload
one block. :( I'm not sure why it's doing this - bug, or usb chipset, or
error in my ppp setup or kernel or network settings or what...


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