RTL8139 TX timeouts

Jeff Garzik jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com
Mon Feb 14 09:46:03 2000

Michael Renzmann wrote:
> Hi.
> > FYI, from time to time I get error message like this:
> [...]
> I encountered a similar problem a few minutes ago. Kernel is 2.2.14,
> I use two RTL8139-Cards. Trying to ping IPs within our network
> failed, then the following message came up:
> eth0: Transmit timeout, status 01 0000 media 80
> eth0: Tx queue start entry 4  dirty entry 0.
> After this message pinging worked again (from linux and from other
> computers within the same network). Any hints what to do against this
> behaviour? I plan to use the rtl8139 within some of our products, so
> those "i donīt want to ping"-feature wouldnīt be good :)

The 8139too driver in Linux kernel 2.3.45 and later fix this problem.


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