Machine locks up when I restart the Gigabit ethernet port twice

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I am running Fedora 7 on an Intel Single Board Computer with an Intel 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet card.  If I try restarting the port twice, the machine locks up and I have to do a hard restart.  I've replicated this on at least 4 different machines using that hardware.  I can restart once without a problem, but the second time I do ifconfig eth2 down, it locks up the machine.
Question by:bo-fed
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    Please try upgrading the kernel. I can recall there was a bug in intel e1000 driver causing even eeprom changes. I don't remember the kernel version though.

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