rtl8139 problems

James Stevens James.Stevens@jrcs.co.uk
Wed Sep 2 12:39:47 1998


Lenart Gabor wrote:
> 
> Hi !
> 
> I'm using "rtl8139.c:v1.00F 8/12/98" version of rtl8139 driver. After a few
> transferred megabytes kernel says :
> Sep  2 20:08:03 world kernel: eth0: Transmit timeout, status 0d 0000 media 08.
> Sep  2 20:08:03 world kernel: eth0: Tx queue start entry 4  dirty entry 0.
> Sep  2 20:08:03 world kernel: eth0:  Tx descriptor 0 is 00002000. (queue head)
> Sep  2 20:08:03 world kernel: eth0:  Tx descriptor 1 is 00002000.
> Sep  2 20:08:03 world kernel: eth0:  Tx descriptor 2 is 00002000.
> Sep  2 20:08:03 world kernel: eth0:  Tx descriptor 3 is 00002000.
> Sep  2 20:08:03 world kernel: eth0: MII #32 registers are: 1000 782d 0000 0000 05e1 0000 0000 0000.
> After this point I can't use the eth interface  ping does not work etc.
> If I "ifconfig eth0 down" than rerun /etc/init.d/network script
> (debian) it will work again .... but after a few megabytes everything can
> be started again :(
> 
> Sorry for my Bad English and other misstakes (I'm typing on about
> 120bps line at the moment !!)
> 
> - Gabor

I get nearly the same thing which I posted to this mailing list
yesterday. I think it is becuase I am saturating 10Mhz ethernet and the
driver can not cope correctly with the transmit buffer filling up.

Interstingly, I am seeing a VERY similar looking problem with the Intel
EEPro 10/100 driver.

James


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