Re: via rhine bug? (timeouts and resets)

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 11:44:52 EST

On Tue, 2003-02-11 at 14:34, Henrik Persson wrote:
> On 11 Feb 2003 14:18:28 +0000
> Gianni Tedesco <> wrote:
> GT> On Tue, 2003-02-11 at 13:43, Henrik Persson wrote:
> GT> > The problem is that my Via Rhine-NIC when transmitting alot of data fast
> GT> > (like.. ftp:ing large files over the network at 100mbit/s) gets an error
> GT> > (frame dropped, transmit error, reset).. As a cause of this the speed
> GT> > drops to about 3-4MB/s and the rest of the communication trough the
> GT> > network isn't working very well..
> GT> >
> GT> > Note that this ONLY happens when there's alot of traffic (i.e. speeds at
> GT> > ~100mbit/s)..
> GT>
> GT> Have you tried connecting directly to the other device with a crossover
> GT> cable, do problems still occur?

I have two EPIA-M boards, one does this and is really touchy about cables
the other is quite reliable. If you use a different via-rhine does it work
any better. I'm wondering if there are some dud phy's around on the via stuff

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