[eepro100] Re: Compaq Proliant DL360 on-board eepro

Andrey Savochkin saw@saw.sw.com.sg
Thu, 17 Aug 2000 12:28:25 +0800


On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 05:50:26PM +0200, Patrick Schaaf wrote:
> I have the joy of test driving a Compaq DL360 server, which has two
> on-board 10/100 interfaces; linhardware.com told me that the NC3163
> (as Compaq calls the NICs) should be used with the eepro100 driver.
> I have 2.4.0-test5 and its driver loaded. The NICs are recognized,
> initialized, and configurable - only the do not transmit or receive
> any packets...
> For testing, I added an original eepro100 card, which is working fine.
> I append the boot time messages, and syslog output of the stuck card.

The ring dumps show that the driver and the card do some job, but the card
doesn't generate interrupts (or they aren't passed to the driver).
I don't know what may be the reasons.
Could you check your /proc/interrupts?

Also, there are some know problems with the driver that aren't fixed in the
mainstream kernel.  I'm not sure if they may be the reason for this behavior,
but could you try the newer driver to eliminate them?

Best regards
					Andrey V.