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SubjectRe: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardware related?
On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 11:59:25AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Could this really be the solution?
> I'd like to know _which_ of the two makes a difference (or does it only
> trigger with both of them enabled)? And even then I'm not sure that it is
> "the" solution - both changes to io-apic handling had some reason for
> them. Ingo, what was the focus-cpu thing?

Well, with 'this' (in 'could THIS be') I really meant the move from disable_irq
to the irq_safe spinlocks. I'm currently running with the patched 8390.c
driver, patched io_apic (TARGET_CPUS 0xff) and patched apic.c (focus cpu
enabled), and have had no problems yet... even though I'm running several
simulatnsous nfs cp -rd <big_dir>, streaming network audio, scanning with an
USB scanner, etc.

So far, it seems that the patch to 8390.c removed the symptoms. The changes to
apic.c and io_apic.c did not make the network hang come back.

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