Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Tue Nov 15 14:24:21 CST 2005

On 11/15/05, Stephen Hemminger <shemminger at> wrote:

[skge vs sk98lin, lockup, A7V600]

> It just happens that way since both drivers support the same hardware.

I do realise that. :-)

> How soon does the crash happen, right away or only under load.

It can be provoked fairly fast under load, an hour or so, but just
leaving the interface configured and the box alone causes lockups as
well. It just takes longer, couple of days, maybe a week.

> > If I can get my hands on a null modem cable, I can potentially debug
> > these crashes.
> Please report driver problems to me (the maintainer) and netdev at

Will do.

> Also include lspci and console boot output. It really helps to
> know the chip version and revision.

The lspci output is below, once I can capture any Oops, I will attach
boot logs as well.

0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c940
10/100/1000Base-T [Marvell] (rev 12)
        Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc. P4P800 Mainboard
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium
>TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
        Latency: 32 (5750ns min, 7750ns max), Cache Line Size: 0x08 (32 bytes)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
        Region 0: Memory at cd800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Region 1: I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
        Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data

> > In the meantime, you may want to consider giving the sk98lin driver
> > priority over the skge driver.
> There is no easy way to give priority, it is an either or situation.

Understood, I was just floating an idea that worked for me. Once I
compiled, I could compile in just the driver I wanted, and
leave out what I did not need/want.

> Also the long term plan for 2.6 mainline kernel is to deprecate the sk98lin driver.

What type of timescale are we talking about? Weeks, months or year+?

Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>

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