[tulip] Tulip and PowerPC endian issue?
Thu Jan 30 14:44:01 2003
On 30 Jan 2003, Jim Rowe wrote:
> Excellent! That was the trick. Thanks for your help Donald.
OK, just to summarize:
There is a bug in the kernel's tulip driver that byte-swaps the
station address when used with the Comet chip.
The bug may manifest itself as the ability to ping but not communicate
with TCP or UDP. The exact symptoms depend on the station address and
the local router configuration.
The driver from Scyld works correctly, but does require that the
interface go through a hard-power-off if the flawed kernel driver is
Please confirm that this is the case.
Donald Becker firstname.lastname@example.org
Scyld Computing Corporation http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210 Scyld Beowulf cluster system
Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-9993