Solution: Transmit timeouts

Martin Siu
Wed Nov 10 05:31:48 1999

It is so great because I also got the same problem. According to your
message posted in past, I have downloaded the latest driver of eepro100
for my linux-box RH6.0. However, I just get another problem when
recomplie the kernel.

Anyway, it is a good news for me.

Linux Learner
-----Original Message-----
From: B. James Phillippe []
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 4:03 PM
To: Linux eepro100 driver list
Subject: Solution: Transmit timeouts


After experiencing the infamous "Transmit timed out" messages from
eepro100.c on Intel 82559 boards, Donald suggested I try the version
from  I am
pleased to report that this test driver version cured all problems that
had encountered.  In addition, I stress-tested this driver with a
"SmartBits" 100Mb throughput testing device.  With the new driver, the
completed without a single "Transmit timed out" message.  With previous
drivers, the test results were dismal (and peppered with tx timeouts).
Here are the results for the new driver, on a PIII 550 running 2.0.36
CONFIG_M686, optimize as router, forwarding UDP packets in router (two
card) mode with i82559 boards:

Frame size	Pkts/sec	Mbits/sec
64		60680		31.0
128		56433		57.7
256		44883		91.9
512		23364		95.7
1024		11939		97.8
1280		9586		99.1
1518		8104		98.4

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