82558 aparantly locking up - how to diagnose?

Scott Tyson tysons@deepwell.com
Tue May 9 12:27:36 2000

I'm pretty much a lurker on this list but from what I've seen flying 
about in the past 2 years and from my own humble experiences I'd give 
Andrey's version of the driver a whirl over Intel's.  It comes with the latest 
kernel 2.2.15 or the 2.3.x versions.  I also compiled it on 2.2.14 
without any problems.   The Intel Cards definaitly can do funky things when they get loaded.  
I never had any issues using the stock kernel drivers myself but I never really 
loaded my server down. My server was a small FTP/HTTP and a Quake2/3 server.  I know Andrey's version attacks 
the high load timeouts for sure but He can speak to that himself.  I belevie Donald has a new version of the driver as well over at the 
scyld.com.  I do not know the differences between Donald's and Andrey's drivers.   
My own thoughts is that Since Donald is the God of Netowrk Drivers for 
Linux and Andrey's changes to that driver are now part of the kernel 
source, I'd trust them more than Intel to create a quality driver.  
Intel is just too new to Linux drivers.  I hope that over time thier 
driver would become the defacto standard but it will have to prove 
itself in the real world first.  

Good Luck,

>Andrey Savochkin wrote:
>> Hello,
>> >       What's the best way to go about this? I haven't yet compiled the
>> > eepro100-diag program but I'm not afraid to do it.
>> Look in your log files: the kernel may have explained it for you :-)
>> Information about the kernel and driver version may also be useful to guess
>> what happens.
>	Unfortunately the logs don't show any errors. aside from the pause in
>traffic noted by the lack of data collected by ipchains logging certian
>SYN packets, there's no clue on the system that there was ever a
>	I apologize for forgetting to include that information. The system in
>question is running kernel 2.2.13. The driver doesn't say what version
>it is when it starts, I am using the stock kernel driver for that
>	I've compiled intel's driver for testing but i don't have results yet. 
> 	Thanks for the response 
> - Eric
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