[tulip-bug] Kingston kne111tx and recompiling tulip on Mandrake 8.0

Keith Warno keith.warno@valaran.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 18:10:11 -0400

Austin Gilbert wrote:
> Like many of you I received the Kingston kne111tx
> ethernet card with my DSL package from Southwestern
> Bell.  I have heard that it can be made to work with
> the most current versions of tulip.
> However, when I tried to recompile the lastest version
> of tulip it reported errors.
> The command line used was for the red hat package that
> I downloaded: rpm -i --force
> RPMS/i386/netdriver-2.1-*.i386.rpm

Hmm, this would not, by chance, be on a box with a 2.4.x kernel?  I had
the same issue just last night when upgrading to 2.4.6 from 2.2.19.  My
solution, originally, was to grab the 'test' versions of both tulip.c
and kern_compat.h (not sure if a more recent kern_compat.h was required)
from ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/test/.  tulip.c then compiled
fine.  I used it for a little bit before noticing a slew of syslog

Jul 10 16:48:16 foo kernel: Warning: kfree_skb on hard IRQ d88818c4

The messages would repeat over and over, seemingly for every 10th packet
that was sent over the wire.  Then again I use a LinkSys LNE100 (version
4), not a Kingston.

I wound up using the kernel-supplied tulip driver in the end.