[eepro100] eepro100 driver frequently dying in Linux 2.4.4
Mon, 21 May 2001 08:19:22 +0100
Situation 1 certainly is exactly what I see on my Intel STL2 motherboard
machines (whichever chip release they use).
So it sounds like there's a simple patch I can make to turn off sleep
On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 09:45:56PM -0700, mlists wrote:
> Hm, well I don't think 1-4 apply to my situation, especially since the
> system wasn't under high load at all. I also don't know what the '*'
> and '=' are for, I thought perhaps it had printed out some buffers that
> had gotten scribbled on due to a memory leak. As for the code, it's
> "eepro100.c" from the Linux 2.4.4 kernel in the drivers/net/ subdir.
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> Hello Garen,
> There are many bugs with 82559 hardware, a few of them:
> 1) if sleep mode is trned on(bit 2 of eeprom word 10,id reg) under heavy
> stress the card fails to respond to read request, the pci agent
> generates master abort.
> 2) The TCO controller eats incoming NFS fragments which looks like TCO
> 3) Under high network stress the card starts eating outgoing frames,
> though posts command transmit command completed interrupt, and good
> status, nothing gets transmitted over the wire. 4)Some times the card
> fails self test and goes down, I believe it can't update memory for a
> while when system is highly loaded.
> There may be many more...
> One good thing is there a workaround for every problem.
> I don't know what the symbols '*' and '=' stand for at
> Tx ring location 8 & 12.
> Can you send me the source code for the driver? I will try to find what
> caused the time out. Probably you will get responses from other
> eepro100 mailing list
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