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SubjectRe: eepro100 driver update for 2.4

On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 07:41:11PM +0100, Udo A. Steinberg wrote:
> I've been using an older EEPro100/B card until now and it's been working without any
> problems ever since the transmitter bugs were fixed. The boot output looked like this:
> Today I've installed a new model with Wake-on-LAN support and got caught by
> above mentioned
> eth0: card reports no RX buffers.
> eth0: card reports no resources.
> messages as well. Strangely those messages only ever happen during bootup and
> *every* time. Shutting eth0 down and bringing it back up fixes the problem.

It's a known issue.
I've been promised that this issue would be looked up in Intel's errata by
people who had the access to it, but I haven't got the results yet.

> What puzzles me a bit is that the newer card (721383-xxx) is an 82559 chip,
> according to the Intel site, but the boot output doesn't say so:

The card itself doesn't report its revision in details.
It can be checked by `lspci'.
Rev 8 is 82559, if I remember, and rev 9 is 82559ER.

> If you have any patches or tests that would help to find and fix this init
> bug, I'd offer to test them out, since I can reliably reproduce the problem.

Sorry, no patches so far...
I may suggest only workarounds that reduces the likelihood of the fails.

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