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SubjectRe: tg3: strange errors and non-working-ness
On 11/15/07, Michael Chan <mchan@broadcom.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 13:17 -0600, Jon Nelson wrote:
>
> > Is this what you mean? I pulled this from the quoted text:
> >
> > Nov 10 22:45:52 frank kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
> >
>
> Right. This explains the reset at 22:45:52, but not the earlier reset
> at 22:24:40. Link never came up after that earlier reset.
>
> Is this a new problem introduced by a new driver? I notice you are
> using tg3 3.65. Have you used newer versions or older versions?

This is not a new problem - these cards have done this or something
like it for as long as I've had them*. They work just fine in 100 MBit
mode but not in all of my machines, and in none of them at gig-e.
I've tried every version of the driver since SUSE 9.1 without much
luck (at least as far back as 2.6.9). I'd try a newer driver, esp. if
I could make it compile on 2.6.22.12 (I prefer but do not require to
stay with the stock distro kernel, modules notwithstanding).

NOTE: to avoid list noise, I can make a bug out of this on
bugzilla.kernel.org and we can proceed from there if that is
preferred.

[*] Actually, they worked OK in 2.4.something way-back-when but only
for short durations at gig-e speeds.

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Jon
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