[realtek-bug] the ongoing litany of failing Realtek 8139C

Dan Miller dmiller@Kromos.COM
Wed Aug 28 13:47:00 2002

We reconfigured our system to perform ftp loops between our Linux 2.2.19 machine and a WinNT4 machine.  The two machines are connected directly to each other via a loopback cable.  The rtl8139 driver is version 1.20.  The Realtek machine regularly reports:

	eth0: Transmit timeout, status 0d 0000 media 10. 

After three hours of operation, it reported:

	eth0: Oversized Ethernet frame, status 1000c7aa! 
	eth0: Abnormal interrupt, status 00000024. 

and after this, the ethernet interface stopped functioning.  This *does* appear to be a bug in the Realtek driver, or possibly in the hardware itself.  Does anyone here have any insights on this situation??

	Dan Miller