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    I have been running 2.2 on many machines since its release and have updated
    to the latest version of 2.2 many times. All of these machines have an
    eepro100 and I never saw a single problem with any of them. I updated most
    of my machines to 2.4 over the course of a week and within a day of updating
    each of them showed the problem. This may be pure chance but it sounds to
    me as if it is a difference with the 2.4 kernel.

    Micah
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    -----Original Message-----
    From: "Andrey Savochkin" <saw@saw.sw.com.sg>
    To: "Micah Gorrell" <angelcode@myrealbox.com>
    Cc: "Romain Kang" <romain@kzsu.stanford.edu>;
    <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>; <root@chaos.analogic.com>; "Craig I. Hagan"
    <hagan@cih.com>
    Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:35 AM
    Subject: Re: eepro100 - Linux vs. FreeBSD


    >On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 11:06:11AM -0700, Micah Gorrell wrote:
    >> As stated in a number of previous messages to this list many people have
    had
    >> serious problems with the eepro100 driver in 2.4. These problems where
    not
    >> there in 2.2 and it is not a select few machines showing this so I very
    much
    >> doubt that it is a configuration problem. I assume that the intel driver
    >> would prolly fix all of these issues but its not ready for 2.4 yet and
    its
    >[snip]
    >
    >In the first place, the "no resource" problem is a hardware one.
    >As far as I understand, it's a buggy (or undocumented) timing requirement
    >for some revisions.
    >This problem showed with any kernel, 2.2 or 2.4, until a workaround was
    >developed. On a single computer suffering from that problem it showed not
    on
    >every boot, but about in 30 percents. That's why the reports were
    different.
    >So, the kernel version is irrelevant to this problem.
    >
    >Best regards
    > Andrey V.
    > Savochkin
    >
    >

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