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SubjectRe: Very strange Marvell/Yukon Gigabit NIC networking problems
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Kalin KOZHUHAROV wrote:
> Daniel Drake wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Steve Kieu wrote:
>>
>>> If run 2.6.13 and up the NIC, it is working. Shuttdown or
>>> reboot using /sbin/halt (means power completely off and on)
>>> or /sbin/reboot all other OSs failed to enable the NIC except
>>> 2.6.13.
>>>
>>> to restore the normal working of the NIC, boot 2.6.13 and do
>>> a hot power reset. (press the reset button)
>>
>>
>>
>> Stephen recently posted a patch which looks like it might solve
>> this issue.
>>
>> Steve, maybe you could test it out? I have attached it to this
>> Gentoo bug:
>>
>> http://bugs.gentoo.org/100258
>>
>> Stephen, thanks for your hard work!
>
>
> I will try this one on a problematic ASUS board than now runs on
> 2.11.11 with sk98lin-8.18.2.2.patch.
>
> Applied the patch from #100258 to 2.6.13.1 successfully (some
> lines offset) and recompiled. Will try it tomorrow when I am at
> the machine.

Well, I did test it, but skge didn't even find the hardware :-(
No device was created, no dmesg output on load.
Instead I am running 2.6.13.1 with sk98lin-8.23.1.3.patch
The MB is ASUS P5GDC-V-Deluxe and the the on-board NIC:

# lspci -v -s 02:00.0
0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit
Ethernet Controller (Asus)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at cfffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at cffc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [5c] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+
Queue=0/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [e0] #10 [0011]


I am not sure it is supposed to be used with the skge driver, but I
thought it will work... Some ASUS boards apparently have problems
with the VPD being broken, but I am not sure how to check that.

> BTW, is this patch submitted to the Linus or -mm tree already?
??

Kalin.

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