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SubjectRE: e1000e: repeated eth0: Error reading PHY register
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org [mailto:linux-kernel-
>owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Andy Isaacson
>Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:21 AM
>To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; netdev@vger.kernel.org; e1000-
>devel@lists.sourceforge.net
>Subject: e1000e: repeated eth0: Error reading PHY register
>
>On my Thinkpad X201s running 3.3-rc1 I'm seeing bursts of these:
>
>[ 1270.207370] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
>[ 1271.003042] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
>[ 1271.798896] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
>[ 1272.595324] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
>
>I've been seeing these messages for a few kernel versions, but
>unfortunately due to a hardware failure I don't have kernels further
>back than 3.0. I'm pretty sure this didn't happen on 2.6.38.
>
>There are nearly always exactly 12 messages (I have one log sequence
>where there are only 5, out of 110 occurrences), and they come every 300
>seconds during some period, then they go away for a long time, then come
>back with no clear cause.
>
>% dmesg | grep PHY | uniq -w4 -c
> 25 [ 1.253783] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: MAC: 9, PHY: 10, PBA No: A002FF-
>0FF
> 12 [ 370.314165] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
> 12 [ 670.201544] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
> 12 [ 970.045374] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
> 12 [ 1270.207370] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
> 12 [ 1570.031407] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Error reading PHY register
>
>(the clock is currently at 3636.)
>
>The machine is on and off of AC power, and suspended with "sudo
>pm-suspend" then resumed, on a regular basis; there doesn't seem to be
>any clear correlation.
>
>There's nothing plugged into the ethernet jack when this happens. (I
>don't use wired ethernet often enough to be sure if it happens when the
>wire is connected; there doesn't seem to be any impact on
>functionality on the rare occasion I do use it.)
>
>% sudo ethtool eth0
>Settings for eth0:
> Supported ports: [ TP ]
> Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
> 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
> 1000baseT/Full
> Supported pause frame use: No
> Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
> Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
> 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
> 1000baseT/Full
> Advertised pause frame use: No
> Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
> Speed: Unknown!
> Duplex: Unknown! (255)
> Port: Twisted Pair
> PHYAD: 2
> Transceiver: internal
> Auto-negotiation: on
> MDI-X: Unknown
> Supports Wake-on: pumbg
> Wake-on: d
> Current message level: 0x00000001 (1)
> drv
> Link detected: no
>
>% sudo lspci -vvvs 0:19
>00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network
>Connection (rev 06)
> Subsystem: Lenovo Device 2153
> Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
>Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx+
> Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort-
><MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
> Latency: 0
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 40
> Region 0: Memory at f2500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
> Region 1: Memory at f2525000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
> Region 2: I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]
> Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
> Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-
>,D3hot+,D3cold+)
> Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
> Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
> Address: 00000000fee0f00c Data: 4149
> Capabilities: [e0] PCI Advanced Features
> AFCap: TP+ FLR+
> AFCtrl: FLR-
> AFStatus: TP-
> Kernel driver in use: e1000e
>
>
>Full dmesg at http://web.hexapodia.org/~adi/snow/dmesg-3.3.0-rc1
>
>Thanks,
>-andy

Please file a bug with this information at
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=42302&atid=447449



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