[eepro100] About eepro "out of resources" bug
Tue, 4 Sep 2001 01:34:52 -0500
I discovered this list by doing a web search for info related
to the "out of resources" bug on Linux with the eepro100
adapter. What I gathered from reading the messages
was that the cause of the bug has not been identified,
and it was hard to reproduce, but some people thought
it might be related to heavy network use. I wanted to
communicate the fact that I seem to be able to reliably
reproduce this bug on my machine in an odd and
unexpected way: by playing the game Myth2 from
Loki Games in solo player mode for a few hours and
not doing any explicity, user initiated, network
access (the game may be doing something I don't know
about, but I don't know of any reason for it to do so).
I am running a Linux 2.4.9 kernel with the driver compiled
into the kernel itself. I've set up interrupts so the card is
not sharing. As another poster mentioned, I can clear
the adapter by restarting networking on my Debian
system. I have not experienced any other bugs related
to this card, or managed to trigger the bug in any other
way. I do have a Sounblaster Live Value card installed
on this machine. I have read that this card tends to use
up a lot of PCI resources and generate a lot of traffic.
I may try to play the game without the card installed and
see whether this setup fails to trigger the bug.
Just wanted to communicate this info in case it provides
some different insight into possible causes of the problem.
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-= Josh Stern