eepro100 problem [was: Re: test10-pre1 problems on 4-way SuperServer8050]

From: Andrey Savochkin (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 01:40:10 EST


On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 02:19:27PM +0100, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> Having done a few more reboots I got more info -- one of the eepro100
> interfaces is dead only in 4 out 5 cases. So, sometimes, doing ifdown eth0
> ; ifup eth0 does help.

Tigran, please check if you have any driver's messages, in particular,
"card reports no resources".
There is a known problem which fits the sympomes described by you.
Dragan Stancevic <> was going to look at Intel's errata
about this matter.

> So, the latest status: all 6G of RAM work fast but the onboard eepro100
> interface, often, doesn't work. This starts to look like eepro100-driver
> related so I copied Andrey Savochkin. Btw, one of my colleagues also
> reported a similar situation on his quad Xeon with 6G RAM whereby one of
> the eepro100 interfaces was dead until one restarts it.
> Starting to fiddle with eepro100.c now...

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