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SubjectRe: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe and Intel Pro/1000
On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> Terry Hardie wrote:
> > Well, this has been plauging me for months, and finally figured it out.
> >
> > Any 2.6 kernel on my board, would boot, then give errors (paraphrased,
> > sorry) when I tried to bring up the ethernet:
> >
> > NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> > IRQ #18: Nobody cared!
> >
> > And no ethernet conectivity.
> >
> > The Fix: Update bios from asus' website. I guess their ACPI was screwed
> > up. This is the second time I've had to update this MB to fix
> > incompatibilities with Linux. So, watch out with Asus boards on Linux.
> >
> > BTW - Linux 2.4's driver worked fine with the old bios. Only 2.6 didn't
> > work.
> Some additional info, I've been investigating this for a few hours, and
> it appears that (a) IRQ 18 on my system is shared by ide0 and ide1, and
> that the IRQ storm seems to start the first time I use ide1 (DVD only).
> I will be posting a bunch of dmesg results when/if the system reboots,
> but acpi={off,ht} doesn't help, pollirq doesn't help, and system
> shutdown leaves the system unbootable without a full (pull the power
> cord) hardware power cycle.
> Questions:
> 1 - do you have trouble rebooting after a failure?

Since I flashed my bios, no more problems, so I've had no more failures

> 2 - do you see the IRQ 18 storm start just after the first use of ide1?

No. I got it when I used the ethernet, which was on IRQ 18. I'm not using
ide0 and ide1 on my board. I'm using a 3ware SATA RAID controller

> 3 - and of course if you can get up in console mode, are ide0 and ide1
> shared?

I think they are, although I can't be sure since I am not using them -
They don't show up in my /proc/interrupts.

Terry Hardie
SHOUTip System Architect & Principal Engineer ICQ#: 977679, 6900 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94555, USA V: +1-510-574-2366
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