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SubjectRe: 2.6.0 and Starfire NIC
Hi Brian,

On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 08:48:13 -0800, Brian Macy <bmacy@macykids.net> wrote:
> When switching to 2.6.0 my Starfire NIC fails to function with an
> entertaining message:
> Dec 23 16:36:45 job kernel: eth0: Something Wicked happened! 0x02018101.
> Dec 23 16:36:45 job kernel: eth0: Something Wicked happened! 0x02010001.

This says that the card's RX ring is empty. That could be because the
driver fails to allocate any descriptors, though that's not very likely.
Or it might be a bug...

Does it happen every time you try, or only sometimes?

> I don't know if this is related but in 2.4 I get PCI bus congestion for
> the starfire adapter:
> eth0: PCI bus congestion, increasing Tx FIFO threshold to 80 bytes
> eth0: PCI bus congestion, increasing Tx FIFO threshold to 96 bytes
> eth0: PCI bus congestion, increasing Tx FIFO threshold to 112 bytes
> eth0: PCI bus congestion, increasing Tx FIFO threshold to 128 bytes
> eth0: PCI bus congestion, increasing Tx FIFO threshold to 144 bytes
> eth0: PCI bus congestion, increasing Tx FIFO threshold to 160 bytes

Unrelated. These messages only tell you that the latency on your PCI bus
is slightly higher than expected, and the driver is compensating for it.

Ion

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