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Subject8139too bug in 2.4.4 (2.4.3?) & VIA 686a

Hi, here I again with another problem :)
Since I have installed kenel 2.4.3 & 2.4.4 (nothing went wrong with
default kernel in MDK 8, 2.4.3mdk), my ethernet card is not recognized
correctly.

This is my ifconfig output:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:29:9A:CB:62
inet addr:192.168.0.1 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:437 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:302 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:70770 (69.1 Kb) TX bytes:222559 (217.3 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xc000

The HWaddr is correctly (I'm using 2.4.3mdk actually). But, with
2.4.3-2.4.4 this value is incorrect, and after a couple of minutes, kernel
displays a message like this "Clock timer bug, may be a hardware bug VIA
686a." After reboot linux, this BIOS setup has deleted (CMOS checksum
error...), and the default values reloaded.

I can't use another kernel than 2.4.3mdk.

<Another interesting outputs:

lspci -vv:
[...
00:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX
(rev 10)
Subsystem: Accton Technology Corporation EN-1207D Fast Ethernet Adapter
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (8000ns min, 16000ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Region 1: Memory at de800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA
PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME+
...]


dmesg:
[...
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.15c loaded
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0c.0
eth0: SMC1211TX EZCard 10/100 (RealTek RTL8139) at 0xda88c000,
00:e0:29:9a:cb:62, IRQ 11
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
eth0: Setting half-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 0000.
...]

I hope this may help.




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