[eepro100] card reports no resources
Thu Aug 1 17:32:01 2002
I am experiencing problems with intermittent network availability and
repeated reports in /var/log/messages: "eth0: card reports no
resources" during times of network outage. The computer is a Compaq
workstation with a 500 MHz Pentium III, running RH7.2 with 2.4.7-10 kernel
the driver is the stock driver that came with RH:
Jul 31 11:53:21 kernel: eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker
Jul 31 11:53:21 kernel: eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified
by Andrey V. Savochkin <email@example.com> and others
and the hardware is :
sudo ./eepro100-diag -f -e
eepro100-diag.c:v2.06 12/10/2001 Donald Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Index #1: Found a Intel i82557/8/9 EtherExpressPro100 adapter at 0x5400.
Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100 EEPROM contents:
Station address 00:50:8B:9F:D3:21.
Receiver lock-up bug exists. (The driver work-around *is* implemented.)
Board assembly 695327-001, Physical connectors present: RJ45
Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
I had been running this machine for months without any problems. Two days
ago I added an external SCSI DDR tape drive, and within a few hours after
restarting the machine, I started seeing the "card reports no resources"
messages in the system log, and experiencing intermittent network outages.
After perusing this mail list, and seeing several threads reporting similar
problems, I tried the fix recommended by Donal Becker in one thread:
echo "100 500 200">/proc/sys/vm/bdflush
then rebooted. I guess I don't understand the workings of the /proc file
system, because the changes that resulted in /proc/sys/vm/bdflush didn't
persist after the reboot, and I shortly started getting the same
intermittent problems and more "..no resources" messages in the system
log. I repeated the changes to /proc/sys/vm/bdflush, but the problem did
not go away, at least not immediately.
At this point, I'm not sure what to do next, so would appreciate any advice.
Thanks in advance