Re: eepro100 2.4.7-ac3 problems (apm related)

From: Kai Germaschewski (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 05:55:12 EST

On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, Martin Knoblauch wrote:

> > The eepro100 interface in my Fujitsy/Siemens Lifebook S-4546
> > won't come up after a suspend, if I unload the module and load it again
> > it works fine...
> > "ioctl SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device" is the error message.
> same here with an eepro100 inside a IBM Thinkpad570. Happened with
> 2.4.6-ac2. Since then I apply the appended patch after installing "-ac"
> stuff. This completely disables power state handling for the device. Not
> very clean, but I do not care in this particular case. It probably shows
> a more principal issue with the eepro100. Kai - did you look deeper into
> the issue?

I didn't look to deep, since my eepro100 works fine here, so I can't
reproduce your problem.

However, I'm wondering if the problems you guys are having are really the
same. IIRC, Martin's eepro100 wouldn't ever come up from state D2 into
working state again until the next reboot, right?

Whereas Pawel's eepro100 can be revived by reloading the module, so there
seems to be a difference. For Pawel, can you supply lspci -vvxxx output
before and after the suspend. That should give some hints.

Martin, if you want to spend some work on your problem, you could try to
collect some more data an your problem, particularly what about using
another state (D1/D3) when the interface is down. D3 will probably mean
that you have to save/restore PCI config space, so it's a bit more
tedious. Also, is there anything which makes your card work again after it
was in state D2? Like suspend/resume, or putting it into D3 and back into
D0? Does a warm reboot suffice, or do you need to power cycle.

As it stands, I don't see an alternative to Martin's problem apart from
the patch he's using - well, that could be done a bit more nicely, like
having a config option for the sleep D state, which would increase chances
Alan would take it as an -ac patch.


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