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SubjectRe: [3com905b freeze Alpha SMP 2.4.2] FullDuplex issue ?
On Wed, 2 May 2001, Cabaniols, Sebastien wrote:

> I insert the 3c59x module with debug=7.

Why ? debug=7 is the highest debug level and produces _lots_ of debug data
for high network activity. Do you have problems when insmod-ing without
any option and use a higher debug level just to see what's going on?

> The first of the above machines launching the get freezes.

Why do you believe that the card/driver is responsible for the freeze ?
The outputs that you provided show no problems to me.

A duplex mismatch would not freeze a computer. You would get crappy
transfer rates, usually some error messages from the driver, but
everything should otherwise work. To verify the media settings, you might
want to use mii-diag (from


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