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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix starfire compiler warning on PAE
On Mon, 6 Jan 2003, Martin J. Bligh wrote:

> > A few of these are mostly normal, it's the card signalling the driver that
> > it is getting a Tx fifo underrun, and the driver responds by increasing
> > the threshold at which the card starts transmitting the packet.
>
> Can we not print them onto the console if they're normal then?

They're only semi-normal, since they signal some unusual contention on the
PCI bus... but yeah, I guess we could lower their priority to KERN_INFO.

> I think the card took itself offline at this point, so it smells like a bug.
> That's only been happening recently though (I've only noticed in the last
> week from a year or two of use).

I could definitely be a bug (known or not). Anyway, it would be good to
test it with the latest version of the driver.

> Sure, send me the patch, these boxes bring out races like dying rich aunts
> bring out friendly relatives. And I have a cabinet drawer full of starfire
> cards ;-)

All right, I'll forward it off-list.

Thanks,
Ion

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