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SubjectRe: Ongoing problems with sis900.c in 2.4.20pre11
Hi Stephen,

Stephen R Smoot wrote:
> Hi,
> You posted a message about a SiS900 problem (see below if you don't
> recall). I think I may be seeing the same thing in 2.4.19. Do you
> know in what kernel it works?

I don't know any kernel which resolved this problem. Since I posted this
message in the lkml, I got about 4 questions like yours - and I have to
tell always the same.
I think there is no interest to fix this problem :-( - or I didn't see the
fix.


Regards,
Andreas Hartmann



> Ongoing problems with sis900.c in 2.4.20pre11
> From: Andreas Hartmann (andihartmann@freenet.de)
> Date: Thu Oct 24 2002 - 12:53:06 EST
>
> Hello all,
>
>
> though the new bug fix for Tx timeout from Mufasa Yang in Rev 1.08.06, the
> problem is not fixed at all. The problem appeares now not quite often as
> before.
>
>
>
> I can find the following logentries in /var/log/messages:
>
>
> Oct 24 19:40:25 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link Off
> Oct 24 19:40:35 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
> Oct 24 19:40:36 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link Off
> Oct 24 19:40:46 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
> Oct 24 19:40:47 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link Off
> Oct 24 19:40:57 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
> Oct 24 19:40:58 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link Off
> Oct 24 19:41:07 susi kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> Oct 24 19:41:07 susi kernel: eth0: Transmit timeout, status 00000004
> 00000000
> Oct 24 19:41:08 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
> Oct 24 19:41:09 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link Off
> Oct 24 19:41:18 susi kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> Oct 24 19:41:18 susi kernel: eth0: Transmit timeout, status 00000004
> 00000040
> Oct 24 19:41:19 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
> Oct 24 19:41:20 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link Off
> Oct 24 19:41:30 susi kernel: eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
>
>
>
> The problem occures between two sis900-cards (see lspci). You can fix it by
> restarting the network on one of the two machines (including rmmod sis900).
>
>
>
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M1541 (rev 04)
> Subsystem: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] ALI M1541 Aladdin V/V+ AGP
> System Controller
> Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64
> Memory at e6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
> Capabilities: [b0] AGP version 1.0
>
>
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5243 (rev 04) (prog-if 00
> [Normal decode])
> Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64
> Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
> I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
> Memory behind bridge: e4800000-e5ffffff
> Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e7f00000-e7ffffff
>
>
> 00:03.0 Bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M7101 PMU
> Subsystem: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] ALI M7101 Power Management
> Controller
> Flags: medium devsel
>
>
> 00:07.0 ISA bridge: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge
> [Aladdin IV] (rev c3)
> Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
>
>
> 00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Xilinx, Inc. RME Digi96
> Flags: slow devsel, IRQ 12
> Memory at e3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
>
>
> 00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100
> Ethernet (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet
> Adapter
> Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
> I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
> Memory at e2800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
> Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
> Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1
>
>
> 00:0f.0 IDE interface: Acer Laboratories Inc. [ALi] M5229 IDE (rev c1)
> (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
> Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
> I/O ports at b400 [size=16]
>
>
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP
> 1X/2X (rev 5c) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
> Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 0084
> Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
> Memory at e5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
> I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
> Memory at e4800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
> Expansion ROM at e7fe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
> Capabilities: [50] AGP version 1.0
>
>
>
> I would be very happy if this very old problem could be really fixed.

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