E1000 Network Card Stops Working on a VMWare Guest Running Oracle Linux 5.6 with "irq 67: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option)" (Doc ID 1911374.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2014

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] to Oracle Linux 5.7 [Release OL5U6 to OL5U7]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

Oracle Linux 5.6 running in a VMWare ESX guest with network card driver e1000 and network communication stops.

The following trace is shown in /var/log/messages:

Cause

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