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

Chris Evans (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 23:46:52 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 12 Feb 1997, Philip Blundell wrote:

> > 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.

I am forced to disagree -- when your card hangs it certainly _is_ a
disaster. Additionally, the code implies that that if execution reaches
this stage it is a disaster anyway; quote "if this ever happens then the
queue layer is doing something evil"