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Re: question regarding cobalt raq2 nic's

----- Original Message ----- From: "Thiemo Seufer" <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>

vizi0n (debian-mips) wrote:
>>> i am wondering if this problem is mips specific (drivers problem?)
>>> or if it is on all platforms.
>>The problem is known and seems to be bound to some cobalt/mips specific
>>way to use the NIC driver. Debugging it further failed so far, mostly
>>due to the lack of test hardware.
>I hit the same problems with the Tulip driver in CoLo. If either the PCI
>latency registers or the PCI timeout/retry register on Galileo (PCI
>bridge) aren't set right the problem occurs all the time. Somehow or
>another the PCI bus master transactions fail without an error
>indication in the bridge or on the NIC. Could be a problem with the
>bridge ...

okay, any hope of seeing someone find a fix for this issue soon?

Actually, it seems that an broken patch to solve this problem went into
the debian kernel, and not the real fix (which was tested to solve it
on a Cube2). I'm waiting for confirmation, and if this speculation
turns out to be correct, the next debian revision of the kernel will
include the proper fix.

Right on! I love how that sounds :)


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