[tulip] Too much work during an interrupt error..

nord@virtualscope.com nord@virtualscope.com
Fri, 22 Dec 2000 16:04:57 -0500

At 09:26 AM 12/22/00 -0500, Donald Becker wrote:
>On Fri, 22 Dec 2000 nord@virtualscope.com wrote:
>What other hardware does this machine have?
>Something is blocking interrupts for a very long time.
>The problem is usually a device driver that interrupts the Tulip interrupt
>handler, and then leaves interrupts disabled for a long time.

None at all, 2 Netgear FA310TX and a Riva AGP video card.

> > Dec 22 02:17:24 dome-wall kernel: eth0: Too much work during an interrupt,
> > csr5=0x02678057.
>Hmmm, the transmitter stopped.  Perhaps because of an out-of-window
>collision (you have a full duplex machine on a half-duplex network).

I'll have to check into this, fairly sure everything is half duplex.

> > Now this happens at exactly the same time as odd NT behavior, which is the
> > mouse freezing for about 1.5 seconds and the transfer stopping.  Then the
> > trasfer resumes again in about a second.  Also, the system that I'm running
> > is an AMD 750mhz on an Abit KT7 motherboard.  Any info on how I should go
> > about resolving this very annoying problem would be great! Even if it's 
> just
> > getting a new, different brand ethernet card..
>That usually won't fix a system problem.

Yup :)

Thanks for the help!