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SubjectRe: Intel EEPro 100 with kernel drivers
Andrey Savochkin wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 09:01:25AM +0100, Thomas LangЕs wrote:
> >
> > I've now tried the Intel driver, no help, still get the NFS timeouts (the
> > intel driver doesn't output anything to dmesg, so it's no way of telling if
> > the same things occur as in the eepro100 stock-kernel driver).
> >
> > This is how I do the test:
> >
> > NFS share a filesystem
> > NFS mount it on another box (not running intel e100 nic)
> > Start bonnie++ on the box that has mounted the nfs share
> >
> > After 10-20mins, the first NFS timeout comes (which means the card is out of
> > resources, and "halts" for a bit). When the card becomes out of resources,
> > it seems like it uses a few minutes before it comes online again, no wonder
> > why, tho.
> >
> > Has anyone got any suggestions on how to start tracking down, and maybe
> > fixing this problem? Or, is this a hardware error? Or maybe a firmware
>
> Well, with eepro100 the start may be the following:
> 1. When the card stalls, start ping from that host.
> This way you ensure that you have something in transmit ring.
> If it's transmitting that stalls, you'll get a message from netdev watchdog.
> 2. If ping works, then your problem appear to be pure NFS one, i.e. inability
> of NFS to recover from network operation disruption.
> 3. If ping is able to transmit, but not receive (you may check it by
> tcpdump), then we have a receiver problem.
> We'll think what to do then.
>
> 4. In any case, running eepro100-diag from scyld.com at the moment of the
> stall may give some useful information.
> 5. In any case, searching eepro100 mailing list archive on scyld.com is a
> good idea, you may learn what other people observe/do.
>
> Andrey
>
> > error? Should I start contacting Dell and tell them that's there's a
> > possible error in their PowerEdge 2550-series?

Guys. This is Network section of my config:
#
# Networking options
#
CONFIG_PACKET=y
# CONFIG_PACKET_MMAP is not set
# CONFIG_NETLINK is not set
# CONFIG_NETFILTER is not set
# CONFIG_FILTER is not set
CONFIG_UNIX=y
CONFIG_INET=y
CONFIG_IP_MULTICAST=y
# CONFIG_IP_ADVANCED_ROUTER is not set
# CONFIG_IP_PNP is not set
# CONFIG_NET_IPIP is not set
# CONFIG_NET_IPGRE is not set
# CONFIG_IP_MROUTE is not set
# CONFIG_INET_ECN is not set
# CONFIG_SYN_COOKIES is not set
# CONFIG_IPV6 is not set
# CONFIG_KHTTPD is not set
# CONFIG_ATM is not set
# CONFIG_IPX is not set
# CONFIG_ATALK is not set
# CONFIG_DECNET is not set
# CONFIG_BRIDGE is not set
# CONFIG_X25 is not set
# CONFIG_LAPB is not set
# CONFIG_LLC is not set
# CONFIG_NET_DIVERT is not set
# CONFIG_ECONET is not set
# CONFIG_WAN_ROUTER is not set
# CONFIG_NET_FASTROUTE is not set
# CONFIG_NET_HW_FLOWCONTROL is not set

#
# QoS and/or fair queueing
#
# CONFIG_NET_SCHED is not set

I work on this config (2.4.13) now and my machine has eepro100.o loaded.
Now I test it. This problem is appear when some options of IP section is
enabled. Now I can't say which of them. (I think SYN or MROUTE but it's
my assumption).


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