Subject: Re: short Xircom frames
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/27/2000 11:52:44
On 27 Jan 2000 18:48:51 +0100 (Johan Danielsson) wrote:

 > I get this message (like every few minutes):
 > tlp0: receive error: runt frame
 > which suggests that there's short frames, and the switch I'm hooked up
 > to agrees. I assume it's because of the card, and not the link. I have
 > 366 undersize frames in (at least, I think there is a bug in the
 > uptime counter in the switch) 633 hours.

Wait... who is seeing the short frames?  That message from the tlp driver
indicates that it's getting BACK short frames that someone else is sending.

On your switch, it's claiming the tlp is *sending* short frames?

 > Worth investigating, and if so how?
 > tlp0 at cardbus1 dev 0 function 0: Xircom X3201-3 Ethernet, pass 0.3
 > tlp0: interrupting at 11
 > tlp0: Ethernet address 00:04:ac:51:32:20
 > tqphy0 at tlp0 phy 0: 78Q2120 10/100 media interface, rev. 10
 > tqphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto least it sort-of-works :-)  That Xircom chip is kinda gross!  The
TDK PHY doesn't help, either.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>