strange tulip malfunction

From: Vince Weaver (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 12:04:01 EST

I had 2.3.99-pre5 running for 2 weeks, it ran great for me.

There was a power glitch today though, and though my 486's handle them
fine, my K6-2 rebooted [yeah I know, I should get a UPS].

Anyway, while rebooting I thought I'd try -pre6 which I had compiled a
while ago, but never booted.

It worked, but I came across the horrible memory performance everyone goes
on about.

So I rebooted back to -pre5, but now my [PNIC] tulip card won't
work. It floods my poor hub with collisions until it partitions it off.

It doesn't matter how many times I rmmod/insmod tulip, ifconfig, or reboot
my computer or the hub, nothing.

But if I reboot back to pre6, it works fine.

So somehow -pre6 made it so my tulip won't work in -pre5? Is that even

I can see there were some changed made to the tulip stuff in -pre6, but
nothing that should cause something like this. Does anyone have any

I've often had problems with this stupid Lite-on card, but usually a
rmmod/insmod would fix it.

Linux Tulip driver version (Apr 14, 2000)
eth0: Lite-On 82c168 PNIC rev 17 at 0x6c00, 00:A0:CC:21:25:00, IRQ 12.
eth0: MII transceiver #1 config 3100 status 7829 advertising 01e1.

The errors generated are of the standard
Jan 1 00:35:06 hal kernel: eth0: Transmit timed out, status 02260010,
CSR12 0000003f, resetting...

type [ignore the Jan 1 thing.. I have a non y2k bios it seems and it
thinks it is 1997 when I reboot, and with the network card down it can't
find the ntp server]

any ideas?


\ /\ /\ / Vince Weaver

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