Re: 2.4.0-test9 3c59x still problems

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 09:22:59 EST wrote:
> After upgrade to
> 2.4.0-test9
> 3c59x is still giving these messages:
> Oct 11 06:34:36 adglinux1 kernel: eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00 status e000.
> Oct 11 06:34:36 adglinux1 kernel: Flags; bus-master 1, full 1; dirty 10934497(1) current 10934513(1).
> Oct 11 06:34:36 adglinux1 kernel: Transmit list 0f92d2f0 vs. cf92d210.
> Oct 11 06:34:36 adglinux1 kernel: 0: @cf92d200 length 800005ea status 800005ea
> ...

This indicates that the NIC was unable to transmit a packet for 0.4
due to collisions.

This does happen very infrequently on very heavily loaded half-duplex
LANs. You can increase the timeout period with the `watchdog' module
parameter, as described in Documentation/networking/vortex.txt.

If the above doesn't match your situation, please send me a more
complete description of the problem (see "Reporting and diagnosing
problems" in vortex.txt).

This is the first report of this problem for either 2.2 or 2.4
in 3-4 weeks, so I suspect you have either an overloaded LAN or
broken hardware. It _may_ be necessary to tweak the reset code
if it's a Cyclone, but I doubt it. Please send me the report and
we'll work it.
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