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SubjectRe: How to debug PCI issues?
On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, Ben Greear wrote:

> I'm working with a TYAN Tomcat board (i815, Ghz CPU). It's in a 1U
> machine with a butterfly riser so that I get two riser connections to
> one PCI slot. When I put Intel EEPRO nics in each slot, I can pass
> 30Mbps of traffic on each NIC without dropping a single packet
> (In two days of running).
>
> If I run 20Mbps on one of the DLINK ports, I'm fine, but if I run 10Mbps
> on two of the DLINK ports, I start seeing dropped packets on every
> interface, and port errors like RX-FIFO.

If I run traffic out one port I can get 100Mbit but if I try it with two
ports at the same time I cet about 20Mbit per port at best. And I also get
a _lot_ of errors but mostly carrier-errors.

> So, I'm thinking that the DLINK NIC must be screwing up the PCI
> bus somehow when more than one of it's interfaces is passing any
> significant traffic. I have been able to run 10Mbps on all 8 ports
> of two DLINKs on an Intel EEA2 (i815) board, so I suspect the MB.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas how to go about trouble-shooting this
> farther?
>
> Thanks,
> Ben
>
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/Martin

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