Re: epic100 freezes 2.4.0-test1

From: Chris Meadors (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 07:56:31 EST

I must be seeing the exact same thing. I just tried -test1 none of the
-ac patches yet.

After 3 lock ups I just gave up and headed back to -pre6 (haven't tried
anything higher than that).

I'm running -test1 at work with a tulip card with no trouble with just
about the same config otherwise.

If this is supposed to be fixed in any of the later -ac patches I'll give
them a shot and report back. Any other way, I'll try all the official
releases and report either way.

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Robert Cawley wrote:

> Cannot boot any 2.4.0-test1 kernels with epic network driver enabled.
> Boot 2.4.0-test1-ac5 with epic100 disabled then
> modprobe epic100 results in
> Jun 1 17:14:21 altair kernel: epic100.c:v1.09+LK1.1.2 4/28/2000 Written
> by Donald Becker <>
> Jun 1 17:14:21 altair kernel:
> ^I
> Jun 1 17:14:21 altair kernel: eth0: SMSC EPIC/100 83c170 at 0xc8877000,
> IRQ 10, 00:e0:29:0e:70:1e.
> Jun 1 17:14:21 altair kernel: eth0: MII transceiver #3 control 3000
> status 7809.
> Jun 1 17:14:21 altair kernel: eth0: Autonegotiation advertising 01e1
> link partner 0001.
> Sytem is still ok.
> Then
> Ifconfig ip-addr
> approx 10 seconds later system freezes solid - no messages, cannot break
> in with sys-rq, cannot reboot with ctrl-alt-del. Requires power cycle to
> reboot.
> CPU: pentium II (Deschutes) 333 MHz, 128Mb, Intel AL440 mb.
> Has been working up to 2.3.99-pre6 at least.

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