Re: via rhine bug? (timeouts and resets)

From: Roger Luethi (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 12:17:36 EST

On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 17:51:09 +0100, Henrik Persson wrote:
> RL> The patch attached below will definitely solve some of the problems
> RL> you're seeing (e.g. "excessive collisions" on a switch). Feedback
> Well.. It didn't solve my problems.. Still the same errors.. :/

That I find hard to believe. You were seeing a combination of "MII status
changed" and "Abort 0208, frame dropped.". That's because the driver makes
two mistakes: It treats 0200 as a link change (first message), and it
thinks 0008 indicates excessive collisions (second message).

In fact, 0008 means "transmission error", and 0200 specifies a buffer
underrun. The patch fixes that (lines 204, 213). If you are seeing the
_same_ errors my guess is you're still running the old driver. Check the
log at debug=3.

> RL> You shouldn't need to force full duplex, btw.
> Nah, that was "just in case".. ;)

It's masking another bug that's waiting to hit you <g>.

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