Re: need help to fix 3c905 problem, please!

Nathan Bryant (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 13:44:40 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 24 Apr 1997, Harald Koenig wrote:

> there have been a number of reports at least for 3c905 (Boomerang) card owners
> who get driver lockups for very high netloads (even one very fast host-to-host
> transfer is sufficient) which result in lots of these kernel messages:
> eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 88 status e000.
> eth0: Transmitter encountered 16 collisions -- network network cable problem?
> Flags; bus-master 1, full 1; dirty 560482 current 560498.
> Down list 07ffe940 vs. 07ffe920.
> 0: 07ffe920 length 8000002a status 8000002a
> 1: 07ffe930 length 80000052 status 80000052
> 2: 07ffe940 length 8000009e status 0000009e
> 3: 07ffe950 length 8000002a status 0000002a
> 4: 07ffe960 length 8000002a status 0000002a

Just my US$0.02 worth: With kernel 2.0.30 and the 0.40 driver, I'm getting
this problem without putting any kind of load at all on the card. I get
these messages as soon as the system boots and I'm unable to transmit
packets at all. Strangely, the card seems to work fine with kernel 2.0.29.