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SubjectRe: Problems with Tulip driver in 2.2 and 2.4
"J. S. Connell" wrote:
>
> Any time I disconnect and then reconnect the ethernet cable from my Netgear
> FA310TX cards, the card appears to not notice and doesn't reestablish the
> link. Under 2.2.17pre4, the link light comes on, but until I do ifconfig
> ethX down; ifconfig ethX up, the kernel ignores any traffic on that
> interface (tcpdump on both an affected machine and a nonaffected machine
> show the kernel ignoring all incoming traffic, and not sending any traffic
> out.) Under 2.4.0-test9-pre7, however, when I reconnect the ethernet
> cable, the link light does _not_ come on, and nothing short of a reboot
> will bring it back up.
>
> I'm currently stuck at 2.2.17pre4 because I need André Hedrick's IDE patch,
> which won't apply (except manually) to later 2.2 kernels, and my attempts
> to apply the patch manually have ended in kernels that fail during boot.

For 2.2.x kernels, grab the latest Don Becker tulip driver from
ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/test/ This currently works the best
with FA310TX cards (PNIC chips). Beware -- you need pci-scan.[ch] and
k*.h from the previous dir (/pub/network) in order to build properly.

For 2.4.x kernels, that remains an open bug... I need to merge the bits
from Don Becker's tulip.c driver into 2.4.x. (patches welcome!)

Jeff



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