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SubjectRe: rtl8139 - kernel 2.4.3

Yup! Mine was ok too with the 2.4.2 kernel. So something has changed
from 2.4.3 and up. Hmmmmmm??


On Fri, 18 May 2001, Martin Josefsson wrote:

> Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 13:31:56 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Martin Josefsson <gandalf@wlug.westbo.se>
> To: Ted Gervais <ve1drg@ve1drg.com>
> Subject: Re: rtl8139 - kernel 2.4.3
>
> On Thu, 17 May 2001, Ted Gervais wrote:
>
> >
> > I get the following when ftping from one workstation to another.
> > Using kernel 2.4.3 and Redhat7.1:
> >
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].skb == NULL,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1676
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].mapping == 0,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1677
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].skb == NULL,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1676
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].mapping == 0,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1677
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].skb == NULL,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1676
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].mapping == 0,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1677
> > eth0: Out-of-sync dirty pointer, 456 vs. 462.
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].skb == NULL,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1676
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].mapping == 0,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1677
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].skb == NULL,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1676
> > Assertion failed! tp->tx_info[entry].mapping == 0,8139too.c,rtl8139_start_xmit,line=1677
> >
> >
> > Is there a fix for this? Kernel 2.4.4 is worse. It gives me a 'kernel
> > panic'.. doing the same ftp transfer between workstations.
>
> I think I suffer from the same problem. The machine was stable with
> 2.4.2-ac6 until I started playing with smbfs and hit a bug in that.
> So I upgraded to 2.4.4 and since then the machine has been very unstable.
> Maximum uptime so far is 4 days and then it fell over.
> And I'm using an rtl8139 card too.
>
> I don't have a monitor attached to the machine but I'm compiling
> 2.4.4-ac10 (afraid of the LVM changes in -ac11) with the kmsgdump patch so
> I'll probably get a stackdump sometime later today.
>
> /Martin
>

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Ted Gervais <ve1drg@ve1drg.com>
44.135.34.201 linux.ve1drg.ampr.org


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