Data corruption w/ tg3 and bcm5700 drivers
bogdan.costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Jun 3 14:32:34 EDT 2003
On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Bryan K. Wright wrote:
> We've tried both the bcm5700 driver and a couple of versions
> of the tg3 driver (1.2 and 1.5) with similar results. We've tried the
> tg3 drivers with both the "stock" Red Hat 2.4.18-5 kernel (from RH
> 7.2) and with the openMosix 2.4.20-openmosix2 kernel.
RedHat has released several kernels after 2.4.18-5 and IIRC some were
related to bugs in tg3 driver. The current one just released is
2.4.20-18.7 (for 7.2).
> We find that, transferring large (multi-gigabyte) files from
> one machine to another results in either an error that aborts the
> transfer (at a random time) or, if the transfer completes, we find
> that the transferred file has the same size as the original, but
> their checksums (from /usr/bin/sum) differ.
This might also be a memory problem on one (or both) computer(s). Let
memtest86 go through several cycles of its tests to make sure that this is
not the case.
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