Re: [Linux-ia64] Recommended compiler for compiling kernels test10 and upper?

From: Don Dugger <>
Date: 2000-11-14 10:31:17
The actual problem here is that the EEpro driver gets confused
if it comes up on a `busy' network.  The reliable way to get
around this problem is to unplug the machine from the network
and then do:

	ifconfig eth0 down
	ifconfig eth0 up

Then re-attach the network and you should be OK.  This is
cumbersome but it should be effective.

Since this problem has been seen on IA32 we don't believe that
it's an IA64 problem and I don't know of anyone in the IA64
world working on it.

On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 03:14:54PM -0800, Jim Wilson wrote:
> >Actually, it does boot, but the Ethernet card reports that the 
> >receiver overflows, and I end up not connected to the net.
> If you are seeing:
> "eth0: card reports no RX buffers."
> "eth0: card reports no resources."
> then the same problem has been observed on ia32 machines, and is believed to be
> a bug in the eepro100 driver.
> Just do something like
> 	ifconfig eth0 down
> 	ifconfig eth0 up
> and it will go away.  If it doesn't go away, repeat until it does.
> Alternatively, you can go into /etc/rc.d/init.d and do
> 	./network stop
> 	./network start
> I don't know anything about kernel workarounds for the problem.  A kernel
> person would have to comment on that.  If there is a kernel problem, then
> that might explain why this ethernet problem shows up more frequently on
> some kernel versions than others.
> Jim
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Don Dugger
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Received on Mon Nov 13 15:23:02 2000

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