Inifinitive retransmission and timeout
Sun Aug 23 10:47:24 1998
On Sun, 23 Aug 1998, MHC wrote:
> I used a RTL8139 PCI board.
> The MB is Cyrix MediaGX 200MHz
> (with 5520 companion chipset.)
> The driver is 0.99B (coming along with
> kernel 2.0.34 of Slackware 3.5).
> I found if some application goes wrong,
> the driver got stuck by retransmitting an
> outgoing packet indefintively, each time
> it prints a message after failure.
> Eth0 transmit timeout, status 0d, 00000
This should be fixed by v1.03, which recovers from Tx underruns (the usual
source of the problem), and completely resets the chip on a timeout.
> Only reboot may restore the NIC' back to work.
Restarting the interface should recover:
ifconfig eth0 down; ifconfig eth0 up; route add ...
Please send a report verifying that the new driver version fixes the problem.
Donald Becker firstname.lastname@example.org
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