Re: eepro100 - Linux vs. FreeBSD

Micah Gorrell (
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 08:15:21 -0700

I have been running 2.2 on many machines since its release and have updated
to the latest version of 2.2 many times. All of these machines have an
eepro100 and I never saw a single problem with any of them. I updated most
of my machines to 2.4 over the course of a week and within a day of updating
each of them showed the problem. This may be pure chance but it sounds to
me as if it is a difference with the 2.4 kernel.

The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating system
and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the world
-----Original Message-----
From: "Andrey Savochkin" <>
To: "Micah Gorrell" <>
Cc: "Romain Kang" <>;
<>; <>; "Craig I. Hagan"
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: eepro100 - Linux vs. FreeBSD

>On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 11:06:11AM -0700, Micah Gorrell wrote:
>> As stated in a number of previous messages to this list many people have
>> serious problems with the eepro100 driver in 2.4. These problems where
>> there in 2.2 and it is not a select few machines showing this so I very
>> doubt that it is a configuration problem. I assume that the intel driver
>> would prolly fix all of these issues but its not ready for 2.4 yet and
>In the first place, the "no resource" problem is a hardware one.
>As far as I understand, it's a buggy (or undocumented) timing requirement
>for some revisions.
>This problem showed with any kernel, 2.2 or 2.4, until a workaround was
>developed. On a single computer suffering from that problem it showed not
>every boot, but about in 30 percents. That's why the reports were
>So, the kernel version is irrelevant to this problem.
>Best regards
> Andrey V.
> Savochkin

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