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SubjectRe: eepro100 driver update for 2.4
Hello,

On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 11:13:27AM -0800, Ion Badulescu wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Andrey Savochkin wrote:
>
> > > There is nothing relevant in the errata, unfortunately...
> >
> > Do you have it?
>
> I have the manual in the office, so I can look at it again in a couple of
> days. I've used it to hack on the BSDI driver...

Fine!

> > The sympthomes are that the card triggers Flow Control Pause condition (and
> > interrupt) on the last stages of the initialization or right after.
> > And it happens with flow control being explicitly turned off.
> > High network load considerably increase the chances of the event.
> > After that the card stops to behave sane and reports status 0x7048.
>
> Cool, I'll try to go over the driver init sequence by the end of the
> weekend and let you know if I see anything wrong.

May be, there is a mandatory delay missing somewhere..

> > It may happen that we don't understand something in the initialization
> > sequence, or just a plain hardware bug.
>
> Do you know if only one specific chip revision exhibits this problem? It
> would really help track down the problem. If I remember correctly, 82557
> doesn't have flow control at all, and 82558/9 have different
> implementations -- one is proprietary (82558) and one is standard (82559).

I personally have seen it with 82559ER only.
But there have been some reports about 82559, too.

Best regards
Andrey
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