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SubjectRe: [PATCH] starfire net driver update
On 11 Jul 2001, Juri Haberland wrote:

> This patch breaks my starfire totally:

That's very weird. I really don't see how that could be the result of my
latest changes.

> With 2.4.6 on a 100Mbit HUB (100fx-HD) it receives but seems to have problems
> to send.

Right, that's the problem I was trying to fix. Basically it was unable to
send small packets, because the padding was disabled and it would only
get enabled if the card negotiated a connection other than 100-HD.

> With 2.4.6 and your patch I get the following immediately:
> kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth5: transmit timed out
> kernel: eth5: Transmit timed out, status 00000000, resetting...

Ok. Can you send me the other stuff the driver prints, especially the line
speed/duplex detection?

Also, if you feel adventurous, search for these lines in the driver:
/* Configure the PCI bus bursts and FIFO thresholds. */
np->tx_mode = 0x0C04; /* modified when link is up. */
* writel(0x8000 | np->tx_mode, ioaddr + TxMode);
* writel(np->tx_mode, ioaddr + TxMode);

and comment out those two marked with a *. At that point you should have
essentially the 2.4.6 driver, so see if they behaves similarly.

I'll also test it myself when I get home.


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