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SubjectRe: xircom_cb and promiscious mode
On Thu, 1 Nov 2001 11:26:28 +0100, Marc Haber <> wrote:

> I am quite interested in the problems that arise with the xircom
> cardbus ethernet cards, since I have difficulties with them as well.
> However, my problems are not solved by setting promisc mode.

Indeed, this sounds like a very different problem.

> When I try to transmit larger amounts of data (such as scp'ing a 30 MB
> file over from a different machine on the LAN), network transfer
> stalls. I can abort the user space program, but the network link is
> gone.

Ok, so let's take a closer look at this. I am mostly interested in the
behavior of the xircom_tulip_cb from 2.4.13+ and 2.4.12-ac4+ kernels.

When you say the network link is gone, does it mean the network link light
on the card is gone? What does mii-tool report?

Do you get any kernel messages when the networking dies? Any netdev
transmit timeouts or anything else?

What are the messages you get from xircom_tulip_cb when it gets
initialized? [make sure you look at dmesg's output, some syslog
configurations don't log all kernel messages.]

Can you run tcpdump on the other side of the scp connection to see what
exactly is going on?

> Is it possible that I am doing something wrong?

It's very unlikely... but possible. :-)

> 2.4.13-ac5 has the patched xircom_tulip_cb from 2.4.13-pre3?

It does.


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