ethtool failure with tulip 21143

Kevin B. Hendricks kevin.hendricks at
Fri Dec 28 00:41:17 EST 2001

Hi Stefan,

Try sending a patch to Jeff Garzik <jgarzik at> the tulip
maintainer that implements this fix.  I have had good luck getting him to
incorporate patches for the PNIC_II driver so if you send him a tested
patch (against the latest 2.4.x kernel), I am sure he will consider it.


On December 26, 2001 11:13, Stefan Jeglinski wrote:
> >  >>Try defining CACHE_ALIGN to CAL_32LONG, and DESC_ALIGN to u32
> >  >> dummy[4]
> >>>
> >>>(as in the commented out example).
> >>
> >>I will look at the de4x5 code again and try this. It's all vaguely
> >>
> >  >familiar to me... Thanks much!
> Yes, it has painfully all come back to me now. I originally switched
> to the tulip driver because the de4x5 driver did not function with
> the Farallon 10/100 PCI NIC, and I have now reconfirmed this. There
> are no error messages when loading the module, but there is some
> problem I can't diagnose. The switch lights indicating "it's alive"
> never come on, and the network is not ever reachable. With the tulip
> driver I can at least get that.
> I remember further contacting the de4x5 maintainer about this, and
> his response with apologies was that the driver is no longer being
> maintained.
> I remember even further contacting Donald Becker about somehow
> inserting this cache alignment fix into the tulip driver. No
> response. So, any thoughts on how to proceed? I have no idea how to
> get the fix into tulip to test...
> Stefan Jeglinski

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