[eepro100] HELP: eepro100: cmd_wait for(0xffffff90) timedout with(0xffffff90)!
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:23:03 +0100
On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 08:26:56PM -0400, Lee Hoffman wrote:
> Hey All,
> Im using Debian/kernel2.2.19 with a single eepro100on a dell 2450. Recently the
> network interface has been crashing every 8 hours, making the box unreachable
> (incoming and outgoingpackets). When this happens, the following lines are
> printed to the syslog repeatedly until I restart the server:
> Sep 24 11:19:01 servernamekernel: eepro100: cmd_wait for(0x10) timedout with
> Sep 24 11:19:01 servernamekernel: eepro100: cmd_wait for(0xffffff90) timedout
> Sep 24 11:19:01 servernamelast message repeated 6 times
> Any ideas?
a) Try the various drivers. There don't seem to be hard-and-fast rules
as to which is best, other than the fact that the stock kernel driver is
the worst. Whether Don's version of eepro100 or Intel's e100 works best
seems to be very hardware-dependent.
b) Check duplex autonegotiation. My Compaq desktop machine was getting
that wrong talking to our Foundry switch. Forcing it with module
options fixed the problem.
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