Re: Linux 2.2.16pre6

From: Markus Pfeiffer (profmakx.fmp@gmx.de)
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 09:28:40 EST


Richard Lyons wrote:
>
> On Wed, 31 May 2000, James Sutherland wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 31 May 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> >
> > > > I've experienced random networking lockups with a Realtek 8139
> > > > fast ethernet adapter.
> > > > A networking restart solves them, but they're annoying.
> > > > I don't recall having them with 2.2.14, but I've noticed
> > > > no changes justifying the breakage. Granted, I haven't
> > > > gone hunting too hard...
> > >
> > > Interesting. Does 2.2.15pre17 work reliably ?
> >
> > I've had occasional network lockups with my 8139, as well, on an SMP box.
> > (Yes, a BP6...) There are a few syslog references indicating that the IRQ
> > handler has been reentered (which Donald refers to in the source as "an
> > x86 bug") - related??
> >
> > (My other BP6 box just refuses to talk to that 8139 at all... OTOH, it
> > also refused to talk to a PCI-NE2k until I flashed in a new BIOS. And
> > using the HPT366 driver, hdparm kills the box hard enough I have to reset
> > the CMOS RAM...)
>
> I have 8139 based cards from D-Link and Netgear, both have exhibited this
> lockup behaviour on a BP6 and a SMP PPro 200 at least up to 2.2.14. UP
> works fine, so 8139 cards are marked single processor only in our shop.
> Upgrading the driver to 1.09 from Donald's page didn't help. The fault is
> easily exposed with netperf.
>
> Rick.
>

Ive got a D-Link card with 8139 running in my SMP ( dual 450 MHz PII /
Asus P2DS ).
Never experienced any problems ( Yes, I have got SMP enabled ... :-) ).
Hardware/BIOS
problem with BP6 ?? Besides, NT and W2K also run OK with 8139 on a
similarly configured Computer
which I worked with ...
Perhaps this information helps ...

Markus

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' The grass was greener 

profmakx.fmp@gmx.de

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