[eepro100] PRO/100+ Fell Asleep, Never Woke Up!

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 19:46:12 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Basil Hussain wrote:

> I have an Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter PCI card (make that two, now)
> that I was using happily in a server (PIII-600, 128Mb) under RedHat Linux
> 6.0 (using the out-of-the-box drivers). It was working just fine, up until a
> few days ago. I'm trying to discover whether the config isn't right, or if
> the machine it's in is now broken.
> Here's what's happened:
> * The situation arises that I need to press the machine into production use.
> Decide to wipe it clean by doing a re-install of RedHat. I configure the
> machine and install software, etc.

Did you install the same version, or an updated version?

> > I don't know what he did, but I have had cases where I _have_ to do an
> > outward ping before eepro100 starts doing anything.
> > Pinging it from outside does not wake it up.

This is often a routing / configuration / TCP problem, not a driver problem.
It is sometimes a BIOS-triggered power saving mode.

(Yes, it *looks* like a driver problem.)

> eepro100-diag.c:v2.02 7/19/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
>  http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
>   No interrupt sources are pending.
>    The transmit unit state is 'Suspended'.
>    The receive unit state is 'Ready'.
>   This status is normal for an activated but idle interface.

Looks normal

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