Re: r8169: NFG in 2.6.24-rc2

From: Mark Lord
Date: Wed Nov 07 2007 - 12:11:36 EST

Mark Lord wrote:
My ASUS board has one of these:

01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 81aa
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
r8169: eth0: link up
kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
r8169: eth0: link up
Not usable from this point on.

With CONFIG_PCI_MSI=y, it also fails, and then isn't even detected (not in lspci)
on subsequent reboots. A power cycle is required to get it to show up again.

Ahh.. this seems to have been around for a while already,
as there's an unresolved bug entry from -rc1 for this exact problem.
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