Re: Linux-2.0.24

Ion Badulescu (
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 03:17:55 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 30 Oct 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Uhh, the time is now 05:23 AM, and I finally got the 2.0.24 release together.
> Could people please test this out, so that I could at least feel that I
> haven't been up this late (early) for nothing? I'm going to bed,
> Linus

Well, my netword card (Kingston PCI, DEC 21041 based) doesn't exactly
like the changes to tulip.c in 2.0.24 - it times out on every single
packet so the driver ends up filling the kernel log with

eth0: Enabling 10TP/BNC/AUI port

messages and not sending anything out. Commenting out the changes makes it
work again, so that's where the problem lies. Anybody with a 21041 cares
to check 2.0.24 to see if it works?

As a side comment, 2.1.6 does _not_ touch tulip.c, so it works "out of the
box" on my machine. Hmm... 2.0.24 "stable" does not work, 2.1.6 "alpha"
works fine... do I smell something fishy here? :)

Oh, and one more thing (this applies to all kernels in the 2.0 and 2.1
series): the module part of the tulip.c expects the card to use a
predefined I/O base address (0xf800 on a PC), which is not always the
case. My card, for example, uses 0xec80. I have a patch that addresses
this problems - if anybody is interested, drop me a line and I'll post it.


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