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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-rc6-mm2: uli526x only works after reload
On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 02:04:15 +0100
"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:

> > >
> > > git-netdev-all.patch
> > > git-netdev-all-fixup.patch
> > > libphy-dont-do-that.patch
> >
> > Are you able to eliminate libphy-dont-do-that.patch?
> >
> > > Is a broken-out version of git-netdev-all.patch available from somewhere?
> >
> > Nope, and my few fumbling attempts to generate the sort of patch series
> > which you want didn't work out too well. One has to downgrade to
> > git-bisect :(
> >
> > What does "doesn't work" mean, btw?
>
> Well, it turns out not to be 100% reproducible. I can only reproduce it after
> a soft reboot (eg. shutdown -r now).
>
> Then, while configuring network interfaces the system says the interface name
> is ethxx0, but it should be eth1 (eth0 is an RTL-8139, which is not used). Now
> if I run ifconfig, it says:
>
> eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
>
> and that's all (normally, ifconfig would show the information for lo and eth1,
> without eth0). Moreover, 'ifconfig eth1' says:
>
> eth1: error fetching interface information: Device not found
>
> Next, I run 'rmmod uli526x' and 'modprobe uli526x' and then 'ifconfig' is
> still saying the above (about eth0), but 'ifconfig eth1' seems to work as
> it should. However, the interface often fails to transfer anything after
> that.

Lovely. Sounds like some startup race, perhaps against userspace.

Is CONFIG_PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE set? (err, we meant to disable that for
2.6.19 but forgot).

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