PfSense crashes while heavy downloading
cvendacz last edited by
Hello, I have problem with my pfsense PC, it crashes when I download something bigger, like torrents for a long time. Iam using motherboard ASROCK Q1900M, with 8GB RAM. I can only reboot pfsense and after that, it works again until another crash. When I check the logs, its spammed with "arpresolve: can't allocate llinfo for "IP" on re1"
Jan 29 21:02:37 check_reload_status Linkup starting re1
Jan 29 21:02:37 kernel re1: link state changed to UP
Jan 29 21:02:35 check_reload_status Linkup starting re1
Jan 29 21:02:35 kernel re1: link state changed to DOWN
Jan 29 21:02:35 kernel re1: watchdog timeout
Jan 29 21:02:19 check_reload_status Linkup starting re1
Jan 29 21:02:19 kernel re1: link state changed to UP
Jan 29 21:02:17 check_reload_status Linkup starting re1
Jan 29 21:02:17 kernel re1: link state changed to DOWN
Jan 29 21:02:17 kernel re1: watchdog timeout
re1 is my WAN
I have realtek cards for both WAN and LAN. I already tried to set "Speed and Duplex" in WAN Interface to "100baseTX full-duplex" and checked "Disable hardware checksum offload" as few posts with similar problems suggested.
Ive heard something about intel network cards works better than realtek ? Or can I do something with realtek drivers to make it work better ?
My pfSnse version is 2.4.2
Also, I have 2 other questions -
1. can I set my power button to reboot ? I want it to be just 1 click to reboot it, so that my roommates have it easier to reboot it when Iam not at home. (I always have to tell them to push the button, wait a minute and push it again)
2. can I set, that when the crash occurs, pfsense reboots on itself ? that would be good enough if there isnt any solution to prevent crashing
Thanks for the response.
heper last edited by
ditching the realtek is your best bet
Birke last edited by
what have you entered in your /boot/loader.conf and /boot/loader.conf.local?
do you use the realtek shipped with pfsense or a newer one?
you should try the tip with the new driver on this post: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=103841.msg766227#msg766227