Re[2]: [eepro100] wait_for_cmd_done timeout! Issue

Shem Page
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 12:30:03 -0700

>  Compile seemed fine. But when I did a  insmod eepro100.o I got a heap of
> unresolved symbols. 

Try the updated suggestions in

I downloaded all relavant files and tried to follow the instructions. 
The rpm -bb SPECS/netdriver*.spec command spits back a lot of errors regarding
the lack of member names in the structures.

I had altered the spec file to allow for the different file structure of debian,
changing the mkdir to have the kernel/drivers/net, but still no luck.

Any idea what else I can do to get the rpm -bb command to work?

Also Donald Becker suggested I pass '-G 0' (and then '-G 0 -w -w') to correct
EEPROM configuration and avoid the hardware bug. 

I'm not too sure how to complete this configuration. How do I configure the
eprom? Is that a permanent change or must I do it every time the ethernet card
driver is loaded.


 I'm starting to doubt whether I'm doing things right, or that my machine even
> had this card.
>  The machine is a Sony Vaio PCG-FX200k.
> Index #1: Found a Intel i82562 Pro/100 V adapter at 0x3000.
> Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100 EEPROM contents:
>   Station address 08:00:46:29:4B:07.
>   Board assembly 000000-000, Physical connectors present: RJ45

Looks normal to me...

>   Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
>    Sleep mode is enabled.  This is not recommended.
>    Under high load the card may not respond to
>     PCI requests, and thus cause a master abort.

Yup, you need to pass  '-G 0' (and then '-G 0 -w -w') to correct the
EEPROM configuration and avoid the hardware bug.

>  Basic mode status register 0x782d ... 782d.
>    Link status: established.
>  Link partner capability is 0021: 10baseT.
>    Negotiation did not complete.
> Monitoring the MII transceiver status.
> 20:01:41.711  Baseline value of MII BMSR (basic mode status register) is
> 782d.
> And hangs there.............

It doesn't hang.
It's "Monitoring the MII transceiver status." as stated in the message.
Pull the cable and watch what happens.

Donald Becker                 
Scyld Computing Corporation   
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210               Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403                      410-990-9993

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