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SubjectRe: 3C905b partial lockup in 2.4.5-pre5 and up to 2.4.6-pre1
On Sun, Jun 10, 2001 at 01:54:13AM -0400, Ben LaHaise wrote:
> I doubt it's related to pump: a few times I've seen the 3c59x driver drop
> the first few transmit packets. Try loading the driver as a module and
> putting the whole modprobe ; ifconfig ; ping <somehost> set of commands
> into a script and watch what happens. This goes for all ethernet driver
> writers.

Is this a change of requirements for ethernet drivers? Many other drivers
do exactly the same (drop the first few packets while they're negotiating
with a hub), unless they're using 10base2, even back to the days of 2.0

Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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