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Re: hurd installation feedback and RE: new tarfile

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Thomas Osterried wrote:

> > > eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0x6100, IRQ 10, 00:00:e8:5e:85:b6.
> hurd had problems with my 100mbit card. it detected it, but eth0 (not ping
> itselv, sorry) complained about not enough memory.
> i switched the cards (standard ne2k isa), with no success.
> and i found a 3com card, pci. this one was successfully detected, and
> everything works fine now.

There is a problem with the gnumach glue layer that can only kmalloc() 
64K. The Realtek driver exceeds this limit by a few bytes. The fix is to
set RX_BUF_LEN_IDX to 2 in rtl8139.c. It's default in the latest versions
of the driver and also in recent versions of gnumach. 


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