[realtek-bug] RTL8139 Bug ?!?

Alexander Coers Alexander.Coers@gmx.de
Mon, 20 Nov 2000 19:43:04 +0100 (MEZ)


I am running suse 7.0 (kernel 2.2.16) on an old dual-Pentium I with
86 MB Ram, 100Mhz.
I just upgraded my old 10Mbit Card (3Com, now used for ADSL) to
a Realtek8139 card and I have some strange problems.
Transferring small files with samba or ftp is no problem, but
when the filesize is somewhat larger (200MB ..) the system completly 
locks up.When I change my kernel to a one without SMP all is

I recompiled all the modules and kernels but no luck.( even used the *.rpm download from your
side to have the latest version)
I am now using the version 1.08 dated 6/25/99 by D.Becker, where
I have less problems so far.

Is this a know bug and a workaround ??