Kernel oops while routing

Arto Vuori avuori at
Sat Dec 8 02:56:48 EST 2001

Jean-Denis Boyer wrote:
> IMHO, I could suggest an easier patch, that would result in modifying only
> one line of code, without changing the 'tx_full' logic. In function
> fcc_enet_start_xmit, instead of checking the ready bit (which is bad), we
> could only check if cur_tx has reached dirty_tx, and then call
> netif_stop_queue. Does it make sense?

I have fixed our version of the driver with very similar modifications.
Since that it has not leaked any memory while it has been under testing
for several months.

> BTW, I worked hard last week in debugging the fcc_enet driver. It was not
> handling correctly some transmission errors, resulting in the transmitter
> completely stopping, without restarting. This is related to an errata
> (CPM37) from Motorola about the 8260, concerning the way of restarting the
> transmitter. If someone is interested, I can release a patch for that.

I have noticed the same problem on old kernel versions. I think i
mentioned about it on the mailing list and i understood that it had been
already fixed on later versions, but i didn't check the status of the
latest driver version.

- Arto

Arto Vuori
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