[realtek] 8139 and interface errors

j.beyer@email.de j.beyer@email.de
Tue Aug 27 07:41:00 2002

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 01:21:01AM +0000, Dave Eidson wrote:
> ifconfig:
> RX packets:35998 errors:101 dropped:7 overruns:60 frame:0
> TX packets:36313 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

I have roughly the same effect on a laptop. On my machine
the number of errors is on magnitude larger if I use the
8139too module. 

There are only errors on receive, no errors on sending
data away.

I have also lot's of "kernel: eth0: too much work on 
interrupt" messages in /var/log/messages

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
                         Edsger W. Dijkstra