Re: pre11b probs...

Hubert Mantel (
Thu, 14 May 1998 16:05:43 +0200 (MEST)


On Thu, 14 May 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Server info at, but the big
> > problem is still the 3c59x driver. We went back to 0.46C after similar
> > problems with 0.9, or whatever's in p11b.
> I dropped back to the old driver in 2.0.34pre12/13 too. For the people
> with the newer cards it appears the latest driver is wonderfully fast,
> stable and the very latest is SMP safe but the old card users keep
> reporting fails.

FWIW: If you are referring to the vortex cards as "old" cards, I have to
say that even 0.46C is too new. Just two days ago we had this famous
network lockup with a 3c595 and driver version 0.46C.

>From my experience the last version that is stable with vortex cards is
0.42 (we're using this combination in several servers). For "new" cards
(boomerang, cyclones) use the newest driver available.


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