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SubjectRe: tulip driver in 2.1.11* - 2.1.21 is broken - new driver
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> Hello
>
> I was experiencing serious stalls in my 100Mbit network. Alan Cox gave
> me a pointer to a new version
> of the tulip driver (included) which works well for me.
...
> I tested this version 1 Month now, and it looks stable to me
> _all_ my network problems _are_ gone.
>
> Please consider to include this driver into the kernel.
> (Tomorrow I will install this driver on a other network, so i will
> report if i find any further problems)

For some reason the drivers from Becker's collection
have recently been quite certain to zap into "re-entering
interrupt handler" behaviour. This one is no exception :-(

Some change in kernel around 2.1.110 (+- a few) has caused this
behaviour, but what ??

I have three network interfaces; on-board DC21143, 3c900, and
3c905 cards.

I have an Alpha system where all different interrupt sources
have separate IRQs (my highest in-use IRQ number is 44), so
there is no IRQ-share problems, or such.

> Regards

/Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@sonera.fi>

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