Re: [Linux-ia64] eepro100 and nfs - mission impossible ?

From: Johannes Erdfelt <jerdfelt_at_valinux.com>
Date: 2001-06-19 03:39:09
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001, David Mosberger <davidm@hpl.hp.com> wrote:
> >>>>> On Mon, 18 Jun 2001 15:18:39 +0200, Jan Schreckenbach <Jan.Schreckenbach@sap.com> said:
> 
>   Jan> Hello, the problems with the eepro100 driver in conjunction
>   Jan> with NFS driving me mad. I'm using NFS very heavy for compiling
>   Jan> and installing (both: autofs and hand mounted shares).
>   Jan> Processes often hanging while accessing files on NFS shares (I
>   Jan> have seen a cp process hanging after aprox. 100MB on exactly
>   Jan> the same point of the file, regardless how often I tried).  I
>   Jan> use Lion's with BIOS 76 with the latest SuSE and Red Hat
>   Jan> distros.  The e100 driver does not work as well.  Are there any
>   Jan> chances to get it running???
> 
> This is *not* a problem with the eepr100 driver.  It's a bug in the
> eepro firmware.  A relatively easy workaround is to install your own
> network adapter and ignore the built-in one.

You are absolutely correct in the diagnosis of the problem.

BIOS 79 fixes this problem. I haven't checked if it is released yet.

JE
Received on Mon Jun 18 10:44:13 2001

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