[eepro100] eepro100 "no resources" lockup under 2.3-pre99 load

Patrick McManus mcmanus@appliedtheory.com
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 13:16:35 -0400 (EDT)


I've got an eepro100 that will lock up it's interface under heavy
load.. (in this case that's about 75Mbps on a 2 CPU 650Mhz PIII system
with the cpu mostly eaten).. this is a 2.3.99-pre5 kernel. I've tried
both whatever is distributed with 2.3.99-pre5 (I forget the version)
and 1.09j-t rev 33 (eepro100.c.R1.33) from andrey's page.

It did not do this under the same conditions for a 2.2.16 kernel..

not a whole lot ot report.. we'll get maybe 5 or 6 of 

 kernel: eth0: card reports no resources. 

and then the interface is daed.. once the load is initiated it doesn't
take long but isn't instantaneous.. maybe 90 seconds or so, with it
surviving the first few messages. 

under more normal loads there's no problem.