Re: 3c590

Chris Evans (
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 03:24:16 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, sheldon newhouse wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, Chris Evans wrote:
> >
> > Is anyone looking into the broken 3c590 ethernet card driver? It seems
> > people on v0.25 and the alleged latest v0.28c-all, get random hangs after
> > various periods of time.
> I am running a P5-133 with a 3c590, and an ne2000 clone, v, 2.0.25. No
> problems at all.
> This kernel boot has been up for 21 days.

I'm sure it has. Over the Summer, our server lasted a whole 60 days before
it stopped talking to the net... other times it has lasted as little as 10
days. Note that the condition is not fatal (not a crash). The network can
be recovered without reboot with ifconfig eth0 down ifconfig eth0 up etc.