Re: pre11b probs...

David S. Miller (
Thu, 14 May 1998 07:59:52 -0700

Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 16:42:22 +0100 (BST)
From: Chris Evans <>

And to what driver version does this update apply?

Once I'm clear what driver version/patch to try I'll give the 3c59x
driver one last chance before ditching it for a NE2k (yes, really)
or a tulip.

I'd do it with any driver you see these sorts of problems with, it's
simple, just save_flags/cli on entry to the hard_start_xmit method,
and make sure you do a restore_flags before leaving.

I did this to the Tulip and EEPRO100B drivers we use for the Cobalt
boxes as well when I saw this fixed the problems I was seeing ;-)
Poof, never a tx timeout ever again.

David S. Miller

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