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    SubjectRe: eepro100 driver update for 2.4
    Andrey Savochkin wrote:
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    > > eth0: card reports no RX buffers.
    > > eth0: card reports no resources.

    > It's a known issue.
    > I've been promised that this issue would be looked up in Intel's errata by
    > people who had the access to it, but I haven't got the results yet.

    I just figured out something interesting. Apparently there's a small timing
    problem with setting up the NIC: If I put in a sleep 1 between setting up
    the interface and setting up the gateway route, everything works pretty well.

    So things now look like this:

    /sbin/ifconfig lo 127.0.0.1
    /sbin/route add -net 127.0.0.0 netmask 255.0.0.0 lo

    /sbin/ifconfig eth0 a.b.c.d broadcast x.y.225.255 netmask 255.255.255.0
    /sbin/ifconfig eth0:0 a.b.c.d broadcast 172.16.255.255 netmask 255.255.0.0

    sleep 1 # This does the trick

    /sbin/route add default gw a.b.c.d netmask 0.0.0.0 metric 1


    > The card itself doesn't report its revision in details.
    > It can be checked by `lspci'.
    > Rev 8 is 82559, if I remember, and rev 9 is 82559ER.

    http://support.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/21397.htm
    has a list of Board-Assembly IDs and the corresponding chip revisions.

    Regards,
    Udo.
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