Bug 8090 - forcedeth driver with 2.6.21-rc1 changes fails to handle packets
Summary: forcedeth driver with 2.6.21-rc1 changes fails to handle packets
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Network (show other bugs)
Hardware: i386 Linux
: P2 high
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-26 11:03 UTC by David P. Reed
Modified: 2007-02-27 13:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Kernel Version: 2.6.21-rc1
Regression: ---
Bisected commit-id:


Description David P. Reed 2007-02-26 11:03:11 UTC
Most recent kernel where this bug did *NOT* occur: 2.6.20
Distribution: fedora core 6, new kernel
Hardware Environment: HP dv9000z laptop (AMD 64x2 SMP, nforce chipset, 2 GB ram)
Software Environment: kernel 2.6.21-rc1 built using FC6 .config options.

Problem Description:
after boot, eth0 stops working

Steps to reproduce:
build kernel, install, boot.   driver loads, but after about 7 packets, stops
working - no packets getting through.

back out just the forcedeth.c diffs, kernel works as well as 2.6.20 (better,
actually, since sata_nv seems to be less buggy), in particular eth0 works.
Comment 1 Ayaz Abdulla 2007-02-26 23:17:14 UTC
Did you try the following patch set?
Comment 2 David P. Reed 2007-02-27 07:45:47 UTC
Ayaz - the patch you mention here does fix this problem for me. Thanks!
Comment 3 Adrian Bunk 2007-02-27 13:53:43 UTC
The patch that fixes this bug is now in Linus' tree.

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