Lite-On ethernet controller

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at
Thu Jun 1 06:45:20 EST 2000

Josh Huber wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 10:10:56PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > Later the card seemed to work fine with the updated tulip driver, as you
> > probably remember.  However, I just got a problem with the updated driver
> > (2.3.99-pre3) for the first time:
> [snip]
> After updating to the newer tulip driver in the devel kernels, my problems
> with my real tulip card went away.  I've been having trouble getting two
> other cards working however -- the lite-on card that I mentioned before, and
> another tulip clone (Kingston).  The kingston card was much worse -- it
> dropped ~30% of packets under light load, and completely locked up under
> medium-heavy load.
> > Note that Josh is using a similar box as me, a CHRP LongTrail. In fact all
> > people with LongTrails seem to have problems with Tulip chips. So it might be a
> > motherboard problem.
> Yeah, which would be unfortunate... :(

That would REALLY suck because I was looking forward to throwing my PNIC
and PNIC II test cards into this old PMac 7200 which I use for testing
drivers on PPC.  If it is a general endian bug in the PNIC* codepath,
testing there should hopefully expose the problem.

If not, I have a feeling Josh and I will be exchanging e-mail... :)


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