[tulip] ANA-6944A/TX Question concerning port layout

John Cusick john@cusick.ws
Fri Dec 20 14:39:00 2002

I forgot to mention, after reading source code and other messages in the
archives, that the interrupts are set:

eth0 - 16
eth1 - 16
eth2 - 16
eth3 - 17 

I'm assuming that this is pertinent.

Also, it's an INTEL Dual processor 440BX with AMIBIOS.


John Cusick

On Fri, 2002-12-20 at 14:27, John Cusick wrote:
> I recently acquired a couple of Adaptec AN-8944A cards and popped one in
> a linux box running kernel 2.2.19 (redhat based e-smith server). After
> downloading the latest drivers and compiling them (with no problems), I
> struggled to get the card operating properly.
> The EEPROM is associated with Index#4, so what results is that I have to
> set eth3, 2, 1, and then 0. If I let the system/module set it
> automatically (setting eth0 first, etc) then the card does not negotiate
> properly and will not communicate.
> It ends up setting all ports to 100baseT SYM/??
> As some of you know, the network scripts are fairly automatic and so all
> I did was change the /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-ethX scripts to fake
> it. In other words, ifcfg-eth0 is set to use dev: eth3, ifcfg-eth1 is
> set to use eth2, etc
> I tried reverse_probe, but that changed nothing.
> Is there a way to set the card so that it configures in the expected
> order? This is not a show-stopper, but it means some re-writes of lots
> of perl scripts on my part to satisfy the e-smith way of doing things,
> and perl is not one of my strong points.
> Hopefully I made myself clear enough to make sense to you all.
> Regards,
> John Cusick
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