Pesky transmit time out

Jason Thomas
Thu Dec 30 17:57:22 1999

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if this is a default redhat kernel, I suggest you get a newer kernel or get
the same kerenel sources, and the tulip.c sources from the website. and
compile a new kernel. Alot of people have been having similiar problems with
the older tulip diver.

Stephen Host [] wrote:
> I run a Masq server for my housemates. It has been up for 56 days now but,
> unfortunately, one of my netcards (the primary intranet card) has decided
> to hang completely on me.  I noticed this 2 weeks ago, when my quake 3
> server behing my firewall would stop recieving packets for about 3
> seconds.
> It turns out the tramit problem would  surface on this particular DEC
> 21041 card and re-set itself.
> Currently, it is re-setting consistantly and NOT allowing any packets
> through this segment of my network. (thus the problem has worsened)
> My hardware is:
> 3 X D-link  w/Dec 21041 cards. Both the other cards are solid (seemingly)
> as there are no errors associated with eth0/eth2 since last reboot.
> Relevant software: Kernel 2.2.10, Tulip version 0.91, Redhat 5.X upgraded.
> Here is some possible information that could be helpful..
> eth1: 21041 transmit timed out, status fc260010, CSR12 000050c8, CSR13 ffffef09,
>  CSR14 fffff7fd, resetting...
> eth1: 21041 transmit timed out, status fc260010, CSR12 000000c8, CSR13 ffffef05,
>  CSR14 ffffff3f, resetting...
> [toast-@darkwing toast]$                                                       
> /sbin/ifconfig eth1
> eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C8:F6:EF:86
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:60480489 errors:679 dropped:0 overruns:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:2140872330 dropped:75892738 overruns:29850
>           Interrupt:10 Base address:0x6100                   
> I'm aware that re-booting may be a solution but in the quest for a stable
> server rebooting is not an option unless the very last issue =)
> Further, since only one card is affected, it seems this could be a
> hardware issue, but i'd like to nail down a software issue first..
> Thanks for your help!
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