With pristine 2.2.12 sources from kernel.org, which have version 1.06 of
the eepro100 driver, we'd get the following messages under heavy load:
eth0: Transmit timed out: status 0050 0000 at 10737586/10737586 command 000ca000.
eth0: Trying to restart the transmitter...
and networking would go down. There were discussions of this on the
eepro mailing list, and Becker recommended his new test versions - he
didn't specifically solve the problem, but thought his changes would help
(they did). Based on his comments, I assume more versions will be coming.
On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Connie Sieh wrote:
> In a past post the reported TCP/IP problems were solved by 2.2.12 and
> did not specify a version of eepro100.c . So do I need to get a new
> version of eepro100.c and the 2.2.12 kernel?
> On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Don Holmgren wrote:
> > Yes, same kernel panic on N440BX (nightshade) motherboards. Moving to
> > the 2.2.12 kernel solved the problem for us.
> > Under heavy network loads we've seen problems with the Intel eepro100
> > ethernet interface on L440GX and N440BX boards. The newest driver from
> > NASA (ftp://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/linux/drivers/test/eepro100.c) seems
> > to have solved the problem (version 1.09l).
> > Don Holmgren
> > On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, Merina Albert wrote:
> > >
> > > We have 50 systems running Fermi Red Hat Linux Release 5.2.1 with
> > > 2.2.10-31smp Kernel. The machines are from Eternal Graphics with motherboard
> > > Intel L440GX MBL440BX. We have 10 systems crashed yesterday with same kernel
> > > panic. Anybody
> > > experience with this symptom before ?? Below is the crash dump:
> > >
> > >
> > > Kernel panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
> > > Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000040
> > > current->tss.cr3 = 00101000, %cr3 = 00101000
> > > *pde = 00000000
> > > Oops: 0002
> > > CPU: 1
> > > EIP: 0010:[<80113c0c>]
> > > EFLAGS: 00010096
> > > eax: 00000000 ebx: 840fc000 ecx: 00000002 edx: 00000000
> > > esi: 840fded0 edi: 0000002a ebp: 840fdeb4 esp: 840fdea0
> > > ds: 0018 es: 0018 ss: 0018
> > > Process swapper (pid: 0, process nr: 1, stackpage=840fd000)
> > > Stack: 0000002a 80cd0160 00000004 00000001 80238010 00001641 80188a96 80243798
> > > 0000002a 81a2a220 00001641 00000286 840fc000 8021a4a4 801895de 0000002a
> > > 00001641 00000000 840fdf58 00000001 00000400 00000002 00000246 000000f4
> > > Call Trace: [<80188a96>] [<801895de>] [<80189873>] [<8012c222>] [<8012c33e>]
> > > [<8012c383>] [<80116ce5>]
> > > [<8011b20f>] [<801e6550>] [<801df117>] [<80107deb>] [<80106000>]
> > > [<80100018>] [<8010808a>]
> > > Code: 89 42 40 89 50 3c c7 43 3c 00 00 00 00 c7 43 40 00 00 00 00
> > >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Merina Albert
> > >