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SubjectRe: 2.2.0 Bug summary, year old tulip.c in 2.2.0pre1
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> On Tue, 29 Dec 1998, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 29 Dec 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > > The newer tulip has been reported to just reboot machines randomly on the
> > > mailing lists.
> >
> > And the old (the one in the kernel) doesn't work on A LOT of the common
> > cheap cards out there.
>
> Note that predictably just not working tends to in my opinion be a lot
> more better than unpredictable problems that can result in data loss.
> Reboots certainly fall in the latter category.

The old one doesn't predictably not work, it breaks when it sees overlong
frames, when it feels like it, with any card made in the past 12 months ...

Putting sys_reboot() in init/main.c stops data loss too, but its not very
useful either.


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