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SubjectRe: 3c59x NIC overruns with multicast makes networking freeze
Hi!

> The NIC has an 8 kbyte on-board FIFO, some of which (3-5k) is used for
> buffering incoming data.
>
> An Rx overrun occurs when that on-board FIFO has filled up, and more
> data needs to go into it. It shouldn't fill up. This can be caused by

Well, it certainly can fill up (fbcon disabling interupts?). But driver should
recover from FIFO overrun, without requiring ifdown/ifup.
Pavel
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