[vortex-bug] 3C905CX-TXM problem

Andrew Morton andrewm@uow.edu.au
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 01:40:48 +1000

Ian Gresley-Jones wrote:
> 'kernel: eth0: Too much work in interrupt, status 8003
>  kernel: eth0: Host error, FIFO diagnostic register
> 0000
>  last message repeated 20 times'

This is a PCI master or target abort - I forget which. It's
bad - something is seriously wrong with the PCI bus, on either
the host side or the NIC.  Things to experiment with will

- Move the NIC to a different slot.
- Try the NIC in a different machine.
- Fiddle with BIOS settings.
- Try a different card (it *must* be a busmastering one)
  in that machine.