[tulip] device or resource busy

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Fri, 17 Nov 2000 18:50:24 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:

> 5 out of 10 of our servers experienced tx lockup problems with the ADMtek
> Centaur.
> > My current theory is that the FIFO underrun is a symptom of a prior
> > problem, and bumping up the threshold register is unrelated.
> Enabling CSR18 bit 1 *eliminates* the tx lockup problem on *all* of our
> servers. Just a data point.
> Did you read the message from Bill Paul about ADMtek hardware flaws he ran
> into while writing the FreeBSD driver?

Yes, but my reaction was that his problems were all tied to packets spanning
multiple descriptors due to using mbufs.  Our linear skbuffs avoid many
problem sources.

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