netconsole & sungem

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Thu May 20 07:49:00 EST 2004

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 06:10, Colin Leroy wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to make netconsole work (with the attached patch copied from e1000), but can't get anything on the cable... the destination station doesn't see anything (nor Ethereal).
> Are there any traps I didn't see ? (I have netconsole as a module and it loads ok:
> netconsole: local port 32768
> netconsole: interface eth0
> netconsole: remote port 6666
> netconsole: remote IP
> netconsole: remote ethernet address 08:00:20:76:3c:57
> netconsole: local IP
> netconsole: network logging started
> )

I have to look more closely at netconsole, does it actually call open() on
the driver ? If not, beware that sungem will power manage the chip when closed,
also the link state machine may not have had time to run...


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