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    SubjectRE: intel etherpro100 on 2.2.18p21 vs 2.2.18p17
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    FWIW, I have a dual-proc SuperMicro motherboard P3DM3 with integrated
    Adaptec SCSI and Intel 8255x built-in NIC.

    Sometimes on a cold boot I get the "kernel: eth0: card reports no RX
    buffers" that repeats, but if I follow it with a warm boot the message
    doesn't appear (even on subsequent warm boots). So this is definitely
    reproducible, but it doesn't happen every time.

    I can't offer much more than that, but at least you know you're not the only
    one experiencing this.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: michael@pmcl.ph.utexas.edu [mailto:michael@pmcl.ph.utexas.edu]
    Sent: Friday, November 10, 2000 9:00 AM
    To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    Subject: intel etherpro100 on 2.2.18p21 vs 2.2.18p17

    We have several Supermicro 370DL3 boards (scsi, built into epro100, dual
    pentium iii) - which are giving the following ethernet card error on
    2.2.18p21, but not on 2.2.18p17. This error has happened on 3 out of 4
    boards with this configuration.

    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: eth0: card reports no RX buffers.
    The above message repeats itself and the ethernet card does not work.

    On bootup:
    <SNIP>
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker
    http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/eepro10$
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.20.2.10 $ 2000/05/31
    Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.c$
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: eth0: Intel PCI EtherExpress Pro100 82557,
    00:30:48:21:2F:9E, I/O at 0xd400, IRQ 31.
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: Board assembly 000000-000, Physical
    connectors present: RJ45
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: General self-test: passed.
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: Internal registers self-test: passed.
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: Receiver lock-up workaround activated.
    <SNIP>
    Oct 18 12:17:34 db1 kernel: eth0: card reports no RX buffers.


    I believe this has been an ongoing issue for these intel nics?

    --Michael


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