[realtek] bug found in driver

sharkey@ale.physics.sunysb.edu sharkey@ale.physics.sunysb.edu
Thu, 03 Aug 2000 16:16:23 -0400

Answering your last question first:

> PS: Am I the only one having this type of problem?

Not by a long shot.  If you peruse the mailing list archives for this list,
you'll find it littered with reports such as yours going back at least to
the first time I submitted one (14 months ago) and probably a lot earlier
than that as well.

> There is a bug in the rtl8139.c driver that causes the interface to stop
> responding.

Yes, there is.  Have you tried Jeff Garzik's patched version for the
2.3/2.4 kernel series?  I haven't done extensive testing on it, but my machines
don't seem to lock up with that one.