[realtek-bug] evil bug in 2.4.0-pre8 kernel

Anders Blomdell anders.blomdell@control.lth.se
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 09:08:18 +0200

>I jsut got a card with a realtek 8139 chip, and it seems
>whenever I try to transfer large files, or large numbers of
>files (this is at 100mbps) it causes a kernel panic, or a
>reboot does anyone else have this problem?
I got the same problem when trying the rtl8139,v1.11 driver from
ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/netdriver-2.0.src.rpm on my 2.2.16 kernel.

With the v1.07 kernel the driver looses track of what to transmit after
collisions on my heavily loaded network segment, leading to sluggish (or
nonexistant) network performance. Seems like it's time to find a network
card with another chipset...


Anders Blomdell

 Anders Blomdell
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