[eepro100] Re: eepro100 digest

Christoph Plattner christoph.plattner@alcatel.at
Thu Nov 15 08:15:00 2001

You seem to be right that it is not a problem of THIS driver. But the
tulip driver and the eepro100 driver are written by the same person
(or group), have a similar structure and handling.

But this should not say (!) that the driver is causing the problem
any way. It only want to point out, that the argument of driver
independence is in this case weak !

With friendly regards
Christoph P.

Mike Sullivan wrote:
> >
> Thanks for the responses.  It seems to be an issue with something redhat has
> done, I have gotten nowhere on related forums. I was hoping that someone
> who knows a great deal more than I do about the flow of data through the
> various software layers might be able to suggest a possible fix.  Some
> more points.
> A kernel from RH 7.1 that workd under 7.1 does not work under 7.2.
> I have tried compiling several kernels by hand. Differing only in the selection
> of SMP enabled. The SMP ones do not work the uni versions do. Enabling SMP
> for my machine breaks one of the software layers.
> I had assumed it was the transciever as the card seems to setup ok and the driver
> reports no probs. I ran the mii-diag tool and the eepro100-diag tool from scyld
> and no problems were reported and link beats were detected.
> I stuck in a tulip based card and get the exact same behaviour so it does not
> appear to be a problem with the driver, at least not a prob unique to this one.
> I do not want to use other distros as I am part of a large group that also has
> Alpha machines so I want to be fairly uniform in the software setup.
> I will try to get a 2.2.x kernel to work and will post the result.
>                                                                                                         Regards All
>                                                                                                         Mike Sullivan
> > > Dear users
> > >
> > > It amazes me that people have problems wit the eepro 100 on SMP systems
> > > with the 2.4.x kernels - Using Slackware 7.1 or Slackware 8 I encounted
> > > no problems at all. Admittedly I manually build a kernel to match our
> > > needs.
> >
> > I agree -- I've only had one issue with the kernel driver, and replacing the
> > dual-port nic with two singles fixed it.  Running a combination of 2.2 and
> > 2.4, all under slack 7.1 or 8.
> >
> > John
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