Thu Sep 23 16:06:44 1999
On Thu, 23 Sep 1999, Michael wrote:
> I have a Realtek 8139 (rev 16) card and have encountered some
> strange problems with it I think are driver related.
> I run linux (slackware with the 2.0.38 kernel) and as the uptime
> goes up, the performance goes weird.. (cut from a ping seq follows)
> PING bert.campus.luth.se (184.108.40.206): 56 data bytes
> 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.8 ms
> 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=2010.3 ms
> 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=1013.3 ms
> 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=600.5 ms
These are really unusual. Check for error messages in /var/log/messages,
and error counts in /proc/net/dev
> I'm using the latest release driver found on your homepage, it's
> the second one I tried.. I didn't really want to try to the test
> driver since I didn't know what was unstable about nor if it would
> solve my problem.
BTW, the latest driver is at
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