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SubjectRe: VIA Rhine ethernet driver bug (reprise...)
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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.

Lee

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