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SubjectRe: 2.4.4-ac[356]: network (8139too) related crashes

On Mon, 28 May 2001, Martin Josefsson wrote:

> On Mon, 28 May 2001, Andris Pavenis wrote:
> > On Sunday 27 May 2001 02:34, Alan Cox wrote:
> [snip]
> > > Can you try 2.4.5 with the 8139too.c file from the 2.4.3-ac3 that works for
> > > you and report on that
> >
> > Done.
> >
> > Seems that taking 8139too.o from 2.4.3-ac3 fixes the problem.
> >
> > Tortured it much more as it was required to get 2.4.4-ac[356] and 2.4.5. to
> > freeze (FTP uploads and downloads totally more than 100Mb with speed about
> > 600Kb/s, for bad version of 8138too.c about 10Mb was usually more than enough
> > for freezing)
> I've also been having problems with 2.4.4 (and 2.4.4-ac10).
> But my problems havn't been very easy to trigger as sometimes it happens
> after a few hours and sometimes after 4 days.
> I have a 8139A card.
> The machine ran 2.4.2-ac6 for a long time without any problems, and then I
> switched to 2.4.4 and it hung after 1 day. It was a silent deadlock, it
> didn't print anything on the screen and it didn't respond to anything.

I had similar deadlocks

> Then I switched to the 8139too driver from 2.4.2-ac6 to see if it's
> stable. It has 2 days of uptime now so I'll have to wait some more until
> I can say if it's stable or not.

I was able to trigger this bug rather easy (tested with 2.4.4-ac3,
ac5, ac6 and with 2.4.5) or not at all (2.4.3-ac3, perhaps also
with 2.4.5 with 8139too.c from 2.4.3-ac3):

trying to upload 5-10 Mb (transfer speed was about 500Kb/s) almost
surely frozed system.

When I tried 2.4.5 with drivers/net/8139too.c from 2.4.3-ac3 I uploaded
some tenths of Mb and downloaded more than 100Mb without deadlocks


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