[realtek] problems with heavy load

Eric de Ruiter e_de_ruiter@hotmail.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:39:11 +0200


Is someone aware of the problems the 8139too driver has with heavy loaded 
networks? I have a rtl8139 working in a server on a 10baseT network with a 
current collision rate of over 20%! the 8139too driver gives me the 
following output when having some traffic:

NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
eth0: Tx queue start entry 68810  dirty entry 68806.
eth0:  Tx descriptor 0 is 00002000.
eth0:  Tx descriptor 1 is 00002000.
eth0:  Tx descriptor 2 is 00002000. (queue head)
eth0:  Tx descriptor 3 is 00002000.
eth0: media is unconnected, link down, or incompatible connection

this is very annoying since the card is down for sometime, no packets are 
lost though.

Does someone have a solution to this problem or must I buy another 



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