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SubjectRe: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardware related?
Frank de Lange wrote:
>
> Hi'all,
>
> Ever since I put two ethernet-cards (cheap Winbond W89C940 based PCI NE2K
> clones) in my BP-6 system, I've been experiencing intermittent network hangs.
>

Which driver do you use? The driver in 2.4.0 contains several bugfixes.
If that driver still hangs then I'll double check the documentation.

> A
> hang manifests itself as a total failure to communicate through either network
> card, and can only be solved by rebooting. Removing and reloading the modules
> does not fix the problem, only a reboot works.
>

That's different from my problems:
unload+reload always fixed my problems with the unpatch winbond-840
driver.

> which should work, they are
> NON-busmastering cards after all...),
third line in w840_probe1():

pci_set_master().

And the documentation begins with
W89C840F
PCI Bus Master Fast Ethernet LAN Controller.


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