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SubjectRe: 2.0.0 lockup (was Re: NE2000 lockup in 2.0.0?)
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On Fri, 14 Jun 1996, Marek Michalkiewicz wrote:

> [ Cc'ing to linux-kernel as it turns out my NE2000 clone is probably
> not to blame (see below). ]
>
> Paul Gortmaker:
> > Did you hit any of the magic <Scroll-Lock> combinations to see
> > if there was any life left in the kernel still?
>
> Yes. It was a hard lockup, no life left.
>
> > If the kernel hangs *anywhere*, it will stop servicing interrupts
> > from the card, and the card will then overrun and the 8390 will
> > automatically stop. So it is not so surprising that the LED
> > stops blinking.
>
> Thanks for explaining this! Funny thing is that I just got a lockup
> on another machine running 2.0.0 with SMC Ultra. So it might lock
> up somewhere else, sorry for the NE2000 false alarm.
>
> No SLIP/PPP, no sound, no CD-ROM, no SCSI, both machines with IDE
> drives, no kerneld, compiled as ELF with gcc-2.7.2, mostly default
> config except:
>
> IP firewalling, accounting, multicasting enabled
> IP path mtu discovery disabled
> IPX and full internal network enabled
> ncpfs enabled (and used)
> softdog enabled (didn't help this time)
> RTC enabled
>
> Feel free to ask if you need more information.
>
> > other cards out there that out-qualify the ne2k for the most Broken As
> > Designed card.
>
> Yeah, 3c501 :-).
>
> Marek
>

Hey, I actually use a 3c501! :-)


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