[eepro100] Intel 82562ET EEPRO/100 freezing problems

Danilo Godec danci@agenda.si
Tue Jan 22 09:42:01 2002

On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Lucian Daniel Kafka wrote:

> > > You can find the eepro100-diag utility on the
> > > ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/diag/ along with some other utilites. When you
> > > compile and run this utility, it tells you if your chip has the 'Standby
> > > enable' bit on and also suggests the appropriate command line to disable
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Right now, I'm going to plug one of my on-board LAN ports to the 10Mbps
> > > hub to see if this helps.
> >
> >I've just tested the trick with eepro100-diag and it helped a bit - the
> >machine did not hang - yet. But it did come to the infamous 'eepro100:
> >wiat_for_cmd_done timeout!' message and network failing.
> >
> I have done it as well, and I have not seen the freezing or the message
> _YET_ - but how can I make sure?

It took a little longer, but it did hang afterall.

> I'm using the 10Mb lan just for testing - I just hope this problem doesn't
> occur on a 100Mb lan...

I have no problems with eepro100 on 100Mbps and have different versions
and a lot of them around and various switching/hub equipement. But since I
cannot always know what media type will be available on site, I'd love to
figure out how to avoid this lock-ups.