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    SubjectRe: [RFT] sky2: pci express error fix
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    On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 01:11:20 +0900
    Kalin KOZHUHAROV <kalin@thinrope.net> wrote:

    > Stephen Hemminger wrote:
    > > For all those people suffering with pci express errors
    > > on the sky2 driver. The problem is the PCI subsystem sometimes
    > > won't let the sky2 driver write to PCI express registers. It depends
    > > on the phase of the moon (actually ACPI) and number of devices.
    > >
    > > Anyway, this should fix it. Please tell me if it solves it for you.
    >
    > Can you describe the bug a bit more? What happens?
    >
    > I had a few times something like this:
    >
    > [ 24.145040] sky2 eth0: phy interrupt status 0x1c40 0xbc0c

    >
    > [ 3647.341757] sky2 eth0: phy interrupt status 0x1c40 0xbc4c
    >

    Looks like a noisy crappy cable causing PHY link status changes.


    > after which all network was dead. (and it wasn't a module so had to
    > restart). As you can see from the above two logs, sometimes it failed on
    > boot, sometimes after an hour. Sourry, I didn't remember the phase of the
    > moon, but I can check :-)
    >
    > I have two Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe boards, with these chips. One of them is
    > happily working with sk98lin (the binary one), the other is dying miserably,
    > so now I use r8169 card to be able to isolate the problem (separate mail).
    >
    >
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