Re: usage of RealTek 8169 crashes my Linux system

From: Claudio Martins
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 03:42:30 EST

On Sunday 28 March 2004 21:37, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Bernd Fuhrmann wrote:
> >
> > Any idea how to fix it? Is that driver getting stable in the next months
> > or are there obstacles that should make me buy a different NIC (like
> > missing docs for that chipset and stuff like that)?
> Does Andrew Morton's -mm patches fix it for you?
> Jeff


I'm also seeing hard crashes when using the r8169 driver, running a 32-bit
2.6.4-rc1 kernel on a AMD64 system with a MSI K8T motherboard (VIA KT800). It
has an onboard Realtek 8110S chip.
When I stopped using the r8169 module the crashes stopped. Now using a PCI
rtl8139 nic temporarily.

Is there any way to apply these newer -netdev patches without resorting to
-mm tree? This is a production machine, so I'd rather stick to linus' 2.6.x,
but if there's no choice I'll try -mm...

Thanks in advance for your attention.


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