Re: Linux 2.2.16pre6

From: James Sutherland (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 02:21:11 EST

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Richard Lyons wrote:
> I have 8139 based cards from D-Link and Netgear, both have exhibited this
> lockup behaviour on a BP6 and a SMP PPro 200 at least up to 2.2.14. UP
> works fine, so 8139 cards are marked single processor only in our shop.
> Upgrading the driver to 1.09 from Donald's page didn't help. The fault is
> easily exposed with netperf.

Someone here said he'd fixed this problem in 2.3 by adding a spinlock to
serialise access. I might try this on 2.2 when I've got a bit more time,
two weeks from now.


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