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

Alan Cox (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 19:23:31 +0100 (BST)

> > eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 88 status e000.
> > eth0: Transmitter encountered 16 collisions -- network network cable problem?

16 collisions isnt an error - it just thinks your cable was very busy or fell

> Harald's test program "ntest" (reading data on one host from /dev/zero and
> writing it on another machine to /dev/null) other network connections
> dramatically slow down. A ftp session running concurrently to ntest gets
> only 3KB/sec. "ifconfig eth0" does not show any errors or overruns.

Ethernet isnt fair, ethernet isnt meant to be fair. Use token ring if you
want fairness. That one isnt a bug (the comment above about 450K/sec clearly
IS a bug tho)