Re: Possible problems with D-LINK DFE-550TX (stock sundance driver) under 2.4.18

Matthias Andree (
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 17:42:27 +0100

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, David Flynn wrote:

> Please, do we have to go on about the merits of Athlon XP systems in MP
> configurations ?? 1) your wrong about the bridges, it only affects iirc
> the new XP2000+ chips, 2) is it /REALLY/ the issue ?? i do not think so.
> However, I am very happy to report that the system has just done it
> again. I can't give any further details yet, although i am just going
> over to pay a visit to the box and do some more investigations.
> FYI, we have two of these boxes with the same hardware / kernel
> configuration. Two of them have now shown the same problem (eth0
> timeouts). Including having maxcpus=1 set.
> Could this perhaps be a driver issue after all ?

Of course, but you cannot tell if you run XPs in SMP configurations. If
you bad things still happen in uniprocessor mode, you know where to
look: at the driver.

Matthias Andree
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