[eepro100] eepro problem: Transmit timed out...

Andrew Morton andrewm@uow.edu.au
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 13:41:33 +1000

Jason Williams wrote:
> I having some trouble with several Dell 2450 servers.
> The ethernet interfaces go down periodically with the following error.
> "eth0: Transmit timed out: status 0090  0080 at 31383422/31383450
> command 000c0000."

This could be an APIC problem, not a driver problem.  Under Linux APICs
sometimes just forget how to generate interrupts.

Does an rmmod/insmod restore operation?  If not, suspect the APIC.

If you're running 2.2, try booting with the `noapic' option. If the
problem goes away, suspect the APIC.