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    SubjectRe: VIA Rhine ethernet driver bug (reprise...)
    On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 12:21 +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
    > My suggestion was, and still is:
    > >Since it happens less than once a day, why not just add a code
    > >to reset the NIC completely in this case, like it is
    > >typically done in tx_timeout handlers of many NICs, and forget about
    > it?
    > Do you see any problems in this approach?

    Yes, hacks like that often causes a long non-preemptible section because
    code that was only intended to run on boot now gets hung off a timer and
    can run in the middle of real work.

    I have an EPIA 6000 with a via Rhine and I've never seen this bug, so it
    must be something specific to your network. Better to find the bug and
    fix it rather than add stupid hacks.


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