[tulip] Problem with smc 1255 card -- netdev watchdog timed o
Fri Jul 19 08:22:04 2002
On Fri, 19 Jul 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> > > eth0: MII link partner 0000, negotiated 0000.
> > > eth0: No link beat on the MII interface, status 7849.
> > > eth0: Comet link status 786d partner capability 4081.
> > > eth0: MII link partner 4081, negotiated 0081.
> > Did you have the board plugged in the whole time?
> > What is the link partner? A 100baseTx repeater, or some other machine?
> My network consists of an i386 linux and an UltraSparc linux connected with
> a crossed patch cable. The sparc station is switched off when the i386 box
> (with the 1255 card) boots.
Did you make the crossover cable?
Paired correctly? Are you _certain_?
> When the problem occurs, the sparc station reports "nfs server not
> so it looks like the problem is on the i386 side.
Run 'mii-diag --watch'.
I'm guessing that you will see the transceiver stuggling to maintain
> What I've been doing is starting the i386 linux, then boot the sparc from
> net. The
> sparc mounts the nfs root fine, and begins to run the startup scripts until,
> usually the network gets slow (almost stops) before the startup completes.
What errors are you seeing in /proc/net/dev?
Donald Becker firstname.lastname@example.org
Scyld Computing Corporation http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210 Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-9993