Re: eth0: card reports no resources

From: David Richardson (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 10:23:39 EST

On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Martin Brooks wrote:

> At 13:09 01-08-2000 +0400, Victor wrote:
> >Linux 2.2.16, EExpress100,
> >System randomly slows down network response.
> >Btw, on 2.2.14 all is ok
> I've have exactly the same issue at the moment with 2.2.16
> The box was migrated from 2.2.14 directly to 2.2.16 and, according to the
> logs, this has only appeared since I upgraded. Has anyone noticed this on
> a uniprocessor box?

I've had the same problem with three uniprocessor boxes under
2.4.0-test*. The fix was to make four changes to drivers/net/eepro100.c:

(line numbers are 2.2.16 / 2.4.0-test5)
line 48/36: change value of txfifo from 8 to 15
line 49/37: change rxfifo from 8 to 15
line 79/60: change TX_RING_SIZE from 32 to 64
line 80/61: change RX_RING_SIZE from 32 to 64

This has fixed the problem on all of my boxes, and I have noticed no side

I also tested one of my boxes (Asus K7M, Athlon 500, 2 eepro100) under
2.2.16, and found that the same solution works there.


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