[eepro100] mdio_read() timed out

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu Dec 5 11:53:00 2002

On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, Kevin Hansard wrote:

> I have modified the driver to output the IO address and this shows (I
> think) that it is not a hardware error. Interface details are as
> follows: 
> Have you any more thoughts on what could be causing it. Could other
> kernel modules cause this error? The machine is running RainConnect
> from Rainfinity. This software load balances IP connections over
> multiple ISP's. The software installs its own kernel module and
> interfaces with your driver in some way (the software requires
> netdrivers-3.1 or later). When I stop RainConnect the errors don't
> seem to happen, though I haven't been able to stop it for very
> long. In addition with RC stopped the load on the machine is
> significantly less. 


Uhmmm, the software doesn't, by chance, happen to *call* mdio_read() on
its own?  From a kernel module?  Not synchrnized or locked against other
chip operations?

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