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Re: kernel-image packages for alpha in need of testing

On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 11:22:16AM +0200, Joerg Hoh wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 03:31:07PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I've rebuilt and reposted.

> I've repeated the test with this new image and the qlogic-driver doesn't
> fail anymore. When it comes to initialize the network, it cannot retrieve
> its settings via DHCP, also manual assignment doesn't help. It cannot get
> connection to any other computer through the network.  Your patch probably
> affected the tulip and 3c59x module (which I use in my alpha).

This is unlikely; I have both tulip and 3c59x cards that *required* this
patch to be applied (... reverted) before they were usable under 2.4.26.

Which 2.4.2x kernels have you been able to use these ethernet cards
under successfully, and which source trees were they based on?

For the DECChip-based ethernet card, have you tried other drivers
besides tulip (e.g., de4x5)?

> Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre12 (Aug 9, 2002)
> tulip0:  EEPROM default media type Autosense.
> tulip0:  Index #0 - Media 10baseT (#0) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
> tulip0:  Index #1 - Media 10baseT-FDX (#4) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
> tulip0:  Index #2 - Media 10base2 (#1) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
> tulip0:  Index #3 - Media AUI (#2) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
> tulip0:  Index #4 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
> tulip0:  MII transceiver #5 config 0000 status 7849 advertising 01e1.
> eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 48 at 0x9000, 00:00:F8:75:79:E5, IRQ 24.
> 3c59x: Donald Becker and others. www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html
> See Documentation/networking/vortex.txt
> 01:09.0: 3Com PCI 3c595 Vortex 100baseTx at 0x8400. Vers LK1.1.18-ac
> 01:09.0: Overriding PCI latency timer (CFLT) setting of 32, new value is 248.
>  00:a0:24:50:5c:fc, IRQ 40
>   product code 4255 rev 00.0 date 01-06-96
>   Internal config register is 101001b, transceivers 0xe10a.
>   64K word-wide RAM 3:1 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/10baseT interface.
> 01:09.0: scatter/gather disabled. h/w checksums disabled

So you have a DS21143 and a 3c595 for your ethernet.  Neither of these
seem to be particularly common models; it seems plausible that both of
these drivers fail in 2.4.26 due to incompatibilites with the particular
ethernet chips you have, rather than due to the PCI fix causing

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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