SMC Etherpower lockups

David Kerrawn (
Tue, 11 Jun 1996 21:32:17 +0100

Hi all,

I'm using an SMC Etherpower PCI Combo card in a PC running ver 1.2.12 of
the kernel and it detects the card as a DE435:

eth0: DE435 at 0xfc80 (PCI device 14), h/w address 00:00:c0:76:22:d0,
and requires IRQ11 (not probed).
de4x5.c:v0.241 4/18/95

The card appears to work normally (ie ping / remote X apps / telnet etc) until I try to ftp. Its generally OK on small files (<2MB) and on occasion
I have transfered ~20MB before the whole machine locks up. Unfortunately
this machine has to do a lot of ftp and the users are getting a bit narked.

It seems to occur when the machine writes the data to disk. I to this by
splitting the file into 1MB chunks and mgetting them only pressing y when
it appears to have written the data. If prompt is turned off then it locks
as before.

Any help would be appreciated.


Dave Kerrawn
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