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SubjectRe: sky2 hangs
Hello Fagyal,

> - a previously suggested fix - passing idle=poll to the kernel - did not
> work for me at the end

same for me. I tried the two module parameters and the kernel parameter:

pci=nomsi sky2.disable_msi=1 sky2.idle_timeout=1000

> - the locks I have happen very periodically (somewhere around every 22-28
> hours), as if the chip would die after a given amount of data transferred;
> I know this looks stupid but I thought I might mention it

I had a dedicated server with sky2 which had the same symptoms but I
disabled the onboard sky2 to and added a e100. On my mac mini I can
reproduce it nearly immediately. Just have to scp a kernel tar tree over
and it hangs.

> - unloading the sky2 module totally freezes the computer for me

For me it works pretty good.

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