sky2 (was Re: 2.6.18-mm2)

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 19:07:42 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
Another customer..

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Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 00:44:01 +0200
From: Matthias Hentges <oe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 2.6.18-mm2

Hello all,

I've just tested -mm2 on my C2D system and I'm getting a lot of these

"[ 139.143807] printk: 131 messages suppressed.
[ 139.148235] sky2 0000:03:00.0: pci express error (0x500547)"

Please note that the "sky2" driver has always been the black sheep on
that system due to regular full lock-ups of the driver, requiring a
rmmod sky2 + modprobe sky2 cycle.

This happens often enough to warrant writing a cronjob checking the
network and auto-rmmod'ing the module.....

While the above is bloody annoying at times (heh), the driver never
caused any messages like the ones I now get with -mm2 .

sky2 just turned on PCI Express error reporting, so it makes sense that messages would appear. The better question is whether this is a driver problem, or a hardware problem. With your "black sheep" comment, I wonder if it isn't a hardware problem that's been hidden.


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