Re: 2.0.27 major problems #1 -- 3c59x driver.

Philip Blundell (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 21:23:40 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> I don't have one of those cards to try, but look at the source in the area
> you mention. Just above the "access conflict ", error message ( I am at
> home on a crappy terminal so I can't cut-paste into this mailer). There
> is a few lines of code that drop the packets and reinitialize the controller.
> Just cut and paste into the same area when the "access conflict" occurs.
> The idea is that when the controller refuses to work, reinitialize it.

A transmitter access conflict is not disaster. There is no need to
reinitialise the controller - all it means is that the driver's
transmit routine was reentered, and the second transmit was deferred to
avoid contention.