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SubjectRe: Problem with SMC Etherpower II + kernel newer 2.4.2
On  0, Florian Schmitt <florian@galois.de> wrote:
>
> > Does anybody else got these errors or knows about a solution for this ??
>
> Same problem here, it won't run at all on newer kernels. But it isn't even
> 100% stable in 2.2.x here - on very high network traffic the card stops
> working. In this case, it helps to pull the network plug for a short time,
> then everything goes back to normal. I reduced speed to 10MB, and now it is
> stable at least in 2.2.x.

I use (kernel 2.4.4 and 2.4.5) a cron script that pings, and will run
ifdown eth0; ifup eth0
when the ping fails, this seems to be good enough to get it up and running
again, sometimes I need to reload the module, but it's indeed very annoying.

if ! ping -c 1 -n -q 192.168.100.2 ; then
ifdown eth0
ifup eth0
if ! ping -c 1 -n -q 192.168.100.2 ; then
ifdown eth0
rmmod epic100
insmod epic100
ifup eth0
fi
fi

regards,
Olivier
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