[tulip] Re: eth0: transmit timed out

Bernardo Reino reinob@gmx.net
Thu Oct 10 05:58:00 2002

# Message: 1
# To: tulip@scyld.com
# From: Jim McCloskey <mcclosk@ling.ucsc.edu>
# Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 00:15:07 -0700
# Subject: [tulip] eth0: transmit timed out
# With linux kernel version 2.4.18, and the tulip ethernet driver, we
# are suddenly seeing here problems that did not occur with earlier
# kernel versions but which are of a type that have been reported
# before.
# Users experience impossibly slow response rates, and the message below
# is repeated on the console and in the logs ad nauseam:
# Oct  7 21:30:34 localhost kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
# Oct  7 21:30:34 localhost kernel: eth0: Transmit timed out, status
#     fc664010, CSR12 00000000, resetting...

In case this is useful for somebody, I had a similar problem
with my RTL8139C, and the solution was to disable APIC support
in the kernel (I'm using 2.4.19)

It automatically fixed the "transmit timed out" problem. I
guess the problem might be related to the "IRQ routing" thing,
but I'm not sure about that.

Hope it helps,