Re: via rhine bug? (timeouts and resets)

From: Henrik Persson (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 12:44:59 EST

On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:17:36 +0100
Roger Luethi <> wrote:

RL> > Well.. It didn't solve my problems.. Still the same errors.. :/
RL> That I find hard to believe. You were seeing a combination of "MII
RL> status changed" and "Abort 0208, frame dropped.". That's because the
RL> driver makes two mistakes: It treats 0200 as a link change (first
RL> message), and it thinks 0008 indicates excessive collisions (second
RL> message).

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

Darn. The same PROBLEMS, not the same errors. Indeed, the errors are not
there. But the behaviour is still the same, i.e. slow speeds after a
while.. :/

But it's not as bad as it got a few minutes ago when I tested the driver
from It totally trashed my NIC.. A shame though, since it ran
perfectly until it totally died.. I wan't a combination of those drivers..

RL> > Nah, that was "just in case".. ;)
RL> It's masking another bug that's waiting to hit you <g>.

Woohoo. Ehm. Nah. ;)

Henrik Persson
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