[eepro100] Kernel oops with eepro100? Can this be confirmed?

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Wed Jul 10 19:52:00 2002

On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Matthew Callaway wrote:

> I have a GNU/Linux distribution that runs on two different hardware
> platforms.  One of them has a motherboard with two built in Intel
> network interfaces that use the eepro100 driver, the other does not.
> The platform using the eepro100 driver oopses about once a week under
> little to no load.

Try the driver at

> The boxes pass memtest86-3.0, which leads me to
> believe that the culprit is the eepro100 driver.

... however there is little reason to believe that this problem is
caused by the driver.

> Can anyone confirm that this is possible based on the following output?
> This is a stock 2.2.20 kernel with the included eepro100 driver:
> static const char *version = "eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/eepro100.html\n"

Grrrrr, that's not a real release number, and CESDIS was shut down years

> "eepro100.c: $Revision: $ 2000/05/31 Modified by Andrey V.  Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.com.sg> and others\n"
> "eepro100.c: VA Linux custom, Dragan Stancevic <visitor@valinux.com> 2000/11/15\n";

...with many unsupported modifications.

> Jul 10 12:41:49 hostname kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer 
> Jul 10 12:41:49 hostname kernel: current->tss.cr3 = 05688000, %cr3 = 05688000
> Jul 10 12:41:49 hostname kernel: *pde = 00000000
> Jul 10 12:41:49 hostname kernel: Oops: 0002
> Jul 10 12:41:49 hostname kernel: CPU:    0
> Jul 10 12:41:49 hostname kernel: EIP:    0010:[sys_open+100/148]

That's not a valid instruction pointer.  This looks more like a process
is trying to exect a NULL function deference, which isn't likely caused
by the driver.

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