[realtek-bug] rtl8139 - another repeating error (??)

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu Jul 25 17:17:01 2002

On Thu, 25 Jul 2002, Dan Miller wrote:

> The source code *does* still have the message, in
> static void rtl8129_tx_timeout(struct net_device *dev);

Yes, the message is there.  It is an important check.
The false-trigger window was when the timer-based consistency check
triggered incorrectly after an interrupt was not immediately handled.

Any message from the current driver is reporting a real problem.

> The link partner is a Netgear FS108 Switch.  I don't know whether the
> link beat is dropping, though webstone *does* put a heavy load on the
> system (both in amount of traffic and in number of TCP connections)
> ... 

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