BMAC stuff - what I have

Robert E Brose II bob at
Sun Feb 11 15:38:22 EST 2001

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Kernel version: any (2.2.x - 2.4.x)

Symptoms: high speed transfers from a macintosh with a BMAC network device are limited to less than 100kB/s and often corrupted.  Systems known to have this are some Wallstreets and beige Desktops.  10/100 chips in Lombard are BMAC+ which do not seem to have the bug.  This is a hardware bug that exists in some releases of the chip, and only effects Tx packets.

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I see the same problem on my Rev C iMac at 100 mb in both 2.2 and 2.4
kernels. I get slow transfers and broken scp's but not corrupted
data on complete transfers. Same machine works fine in MacOS and OSX.

Robert E. Brose II    N0QBJ
bob at

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