Re: EEPro100 problems in SMP on 2.4.5 ?

From: Dylan Griffiths (
Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 14:34:08 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
> 1: Include `magic sysrq' support in the kernel and use ALT-SYSRQ-T and S
> when it has locked up. If you get some traces then please feed them
> into `ksymoops -m' and report back.

That was locked as well, AFAIK.
> 2: If the above doesn't work, add `nmi_watchdog=1' to the kernel boot
> options. That may catch the lockup.
> 3: Replace the NIC with another eepro100. If the problem goes away then
> chuck the old one.
> 4: Replace the NIC with one of a different type (ie: swap with the other
> machine). If that fixes it we look at the ethernet driver. Otherwise
> we look at, umm, the rest of the kernel.

I'd love to do some of this, but since the box is now being shipped to a
colo facility in New York, I don't really have a choice in the matter.

Hopefully someone here doing SMP + EEPro100 can see if they can reproduce
the issue (2.4.5 kernel).

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