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NIC Fried?
  • From: Marcel Erkens <merkens@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 09:13:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <200209090913.43395.merkens@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
G'day guys and gals!

Last week, for no apparent reason, my good old p133, suse 7.1 (all updates
present) took a nosedive... after being alive for 230 some days it "just"
rebooted itself. The logs didn't show anything, so I booted from the install
CD, mounted the filesystem read only, and checked it against my tripwire db
(which is stored on a cdr)... tripwire didn't find anything out of the
ordinary, so I know there's no problem there.

Ever since then I've been struggling with it though... Slow transfers
(4-6k/sec on a local connect!) and all.

Here's what /var/log/messages tells me:

Sep 9 08:28:20 adsl187 kernel: eth0: Transmit error, Tx status register 82.
Sep 9 08:28:47 adsl187 kernel: eth0: Transmit error, Tx status register 82.
Sep 9 08:28:57 adsl187 last message repeated 2 times
Sep 9 08:30:20 adsl187 kernel: httpd uses obsolete /proc/pci interface

ifconfig says:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:DA:BB:62:2E
inet addr:xxx.xxx.xxx.187 Bcast:xxx.xxx.xxx.191
Mask:255.255.255.248
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6571 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5457 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:34 txqueuelen:100
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x6400

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 52:54:4C:19:E1:38
inet addr:xxx.xxx.xxx.188 Bcast:xxx.xxx.xxx.191
Mask:255.255.255.248
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:1603 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3206
collisions:27251 txqueuelen:100
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x300

(IP Addresses masked to protect the innocent)

what dmesg says about the NICS:
3c59x.c 15Sep00 Donald Becker and others
http://www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html
eth0: 3Com 3c900 Cyclone 10Mbps TPO at 0x6400, 00:50:da:bb:62:2e, IRQ 11
8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/Autonegotiate interface.
MII transceiver found at address 24, status 182d.
Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
ne.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (becker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x300: 52 54 4c 19 e1 38
eth1: NE2000 found at 0x300, using IRQ 3.

The odd thing is, eth1 SEEMS to be the card with the problem. Why would it be
complaining about eth0 then? Surely it can't be because the default route
follows eth0?

And why would it be complaining about httpd using obsolete /proc/pci?

Tell me... PLEASE!

Thanks!
Marcel

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