[tulip] Fwd: Cogent/Adaptec ANA 6144 Problem

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Sat Jan 25 10:28:01 2003

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Markus Pfeiffer wrote:

> I have a server (Tualatin PIII, MSI Board) with Debian woody and debian
>  kernel 2.4.20-686(-smp) and a an Cogent/Adaptec ANA 6144 board (4 Ports).
> When I plug my aDSL modem into the one Port and my internal net into the
>  other this results in strange behaviour of the network. (When I connect
>  using 2 RTL8139 everything works fine, so I think I can rule out other
> network/hardware problems).
> For example when I run "apt-get upgrade" the file transfer starts out pretty
> fast and at a certain point, it stops and I get "data socked timed out"
> error. Funny thing is: For example when installing libncurses5-dev it stops
> at 41% (deterministic :)).

What driver version are you using?
What is the detection message?
What error messages are you seeing from the driver?
What are the error counts in /proc/net/dev?

> I appended tulip-diag -aa -ee output at the end of the mail.

What is the diagnostic report when the transfer slows?

> Index #1: Found a Digital DS21140 Tulip adapter at 0xa000.
>  Port selection is MII, full-duplex.
>  Transmit started, Receive started.
>   The Rx process state is 'Waiting for packets'.
>   The Tx process state is 'Idle'.
>   The transmit threshold is 128.

This is a normal, working state for a 21140.

>  MII PHY #1 transceiver registers:
>    3100 786f 2000 5c01 01e1 41e1 0001 0000

You are connected to a 10/100 switch without flow control.

> Index #2: Found a Digital DS21140 Tulip adapter at 0xa400.
>  MII PHY #1 transceiver registers:
> Index #4: Found a Digital DS21140 Tulip adapter at 0xac00.
>  MII PHY #1 transceiver registers:

What happened to Index #3?

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