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    SubjectRe: Little Lance Patch & Cyrix P150+
    On Fri, 17 Jan 1997, Jay Thorne wrote:

    > >The bus mastering gets locked up. The other symptoms are even worse. If
    > >some boards go into power save during a transmit the lance may jam the
    > >network.
    > >
    >
    > So, It follows then that the lance cards are kind of _NOT_RECOMMENDED_ in
    >
    > a) APM - using systems
    > b) Cyrix using systems
    > c) Powerful systems in general, since as you say, it locks up bus
    > mastering.

    I think that (c) is wrong -- the problem is that the Cyrix chip locks out
    bus masters when it's in suspend mode, not that the LANCE is having
    trouble with bus mastering per se.

    P.


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