[netdrivers] DFE-580 woes

Jonathan McDowell noodles@earth.li
Thu Mar 20 11:24:05 2003

On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 10:42:01PM +0000, chris harwood wrote:
> i'm also using the DFE-580 and experiencing transmit errors.
> weird thing is, the interfaces work on 9 out of the 12 total ports in the 
> system. one port on the first nic and 2 ports on the second nic are 
> inoperative with transmit errors.

Hmmm. I'm seeing this too; 2 cards installed with only a total of 4
ports used and 2 are fine and 2 aren't. One thing that's occured to me
is that the ports that don't work aren't doing autonegotiation - they're
nailed up to 100Tx-FD as that's what the other end is configured as. One
of the ports that works and does a reasonable amount of traffic is
autoneg and the other doesn't do as much traffic. What configuration are
your non working ports in compared to the working ones?

> tried the new driver released today. issue remains.
Bah. I've tried 1.10 and the driver in 2.4.21-pre5 and only discovered
1.11 today and had hoped it might do the trick. 


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