EtherExpressPro & linux-2.2.14

DuWayne drh at niptron.com
Thu Jan 25 06:53:50 EST 2001


We had the same problems with the eepro100 diver. We ended up switching to
Intels driver. Its available from their web site. Cured all the issues we were
having
with the eepro100 driver.

Rob Nelson wrote:

> >2.2.15 had a much-revised eepro100 driver.
> >
> >I am hopeful that using, say, 2.2.18 will cure your problem.
>
> FWIW, and I don't really have anything but anecdotal evidence to support
> this, as the web page at sco.com seems to have disappeared, but replacing
> eepro100's seems to be the only fix. Take a look at the 2.2.x changelogs.
> eepro100 drivers have had fatal bugs found in the chipsets multiple times,
> just in 2.2.x. Our NT, SCO, linux, and even Novell servers almost always
> have a new eepro driver in whatever upgrade they get. We've finally switched
> to 3com's in servers due to frustration with Intel at building a quality
> chipset.
>
> Sco used to have a good page detailing the problem. Basically, something on
> the PCI card that controlled input and output overflowed its onboard 8k ram
> chip or whatever sort of memory it had, which then killed its internal
> stack. Power-cycling was the only way to flush it. The bug has been squashed
> multiple times, only to rear its head in some new form later. If you keep
> going with eepro's, good luck. I heartily recommend 3c905-b's or -c's.
>
> Rob Nelson
> ronelson at vt.edu
>
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