[vortex] The mysteries of on-chip MII.
Thu Mar 21 12:42:01 2002
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Bill Cattey wrote:
> 8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/MII interface.
That's not the good one. You should have here "10baseT", not "MII".
I suggested that you use 3c90xcfg.exe or the modified vortex-diag because
it would have been easier to choose the right media. If you want EEPROM
values, they should be:
0x13: 0x0000 or 0x0100 to set "Autoselect"
If you did use the modified vortex-diag and it set these values, it means
there might still be some bugs in computing the right values...
If the transceiver is activated and correctly detected, but the network is
still slow, please try (in this order), after using "debug=3" module
option to get some more messages from vortex_timer():
1. "mii-diag -r" (then print again status with mii-diag -v) and wait for
up to 1 minute to see in the logs any message from vortex_timer() like
"Media selection timer tick happened" and whatever follows.
2. The same as 1. above, but using "mii-diag -R".
and let me know if any of these restore normal network functionality (I'm
also interested in the logs and mii-diag output).
Please note that the driver only checks once a minute for changes in link
status, so checks for network functionality should be done only after the
"Media selection tick..." message appears, when the driver should have
programmed the card for the correct duplex setting based on the negotiated
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