RTL8139 "oversized ethernet frame" problem

Brian Hall brihall@bigfoot.com
Fri Apr 14 22:28:59 2000

I have a firewall 486 PC with two RealTek RTL8139 PCI cards. eth0 works fine,
but periodically eth1 fails with lots of messages like "eth1: Oversized
Ethernet frame, status xxxxx", and the interface goes down. Kernel is 2.2.12
using the 1.0.8a driver. Is this a known problem, and is there a fix? If the
problem is a bad card, how do I verify that?

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