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SubjectRE: [3com905b freeze Alpha SMP 2.4.2] FullDuplex issue ?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bogdan Costescu [mailto:bogdan.costescu@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de]
> Sent: mercredi 2 mai 2001 17:14
> To: Cabaniols, Sebastien
> Cc: 'andrewm@uow.edu.au'; 'netdev@oss.sgi.com';
> 'linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org'
> Subject: Re: [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?

It is only to produce verbose logs. (See attached file in original email)


>
> > The first of the above machines launching the get freezes.
>
> Why do you believe that the card/driver is responsible for
> the freeze ?

Excellent question: I don't know, should I suspect the wu-ftpd daemon ?
Since the machine is crashed I guess I can suspect some code doing
system stuff, drivers/kernel or daemons ?


> 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 ftp.scyld.com).

Ok, let me see how we compile this and send you the output.


>
> Sincerely,
>
> Bogdan Costescu
>
> IWR - Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
> Universitaet Heidelberg, INF 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, GERMANY
> Telephone: +49 6221 54 8869, Telefax: +49 6221 54 8868
> E-mail: Bogdan.Costescu@IWR.Uni-Heidelberg.De
>
>
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