Subject: Re: occasional device timeouts wi0
To: Ulrich Habel <email@example.com>
From: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/03/2001 15:26:23
It's time for me to actually get around to backing out the changes,
or fixing them, that I made some months ago. They only seem to fail
on non-i386 machines, which confuses me somewhat, since I don't
think I changed anything that should cause these to break.
What type of wavelan card is it, specifically? Lucent-based?
Ulrich Habel <email@example.com> writes:
> I just compiled a new kernel in order to get my wavelan card
> running on my macintosh powerbook G3 series.
> >From time to time the network is going down or the machine
> is locked up.
> here is the excerpt from my /var/log/messages
> Dec 3 23:39:07 daemonhide /netbsd: wi0: xmit failed
> Dec 3 23:39:15 daemonhide /netbsd: wi0: device timeout
> Dec 3 23:39:15 daemonhide /netbsd: wi0: init failed
> Dec 3 23:39:15 daemonhide /netbsd: wi0: failed to allocate 1594 bytes on NIC
> Dec 3 23:39:15 daemonhide /netbsd: wi0: tx buffer allocation failed
> Dec 3 23:39:15 daemonhide /netbsd: wi0: interface not running
> Dec 3 23:44:12 daemonhide /netbsd: wi0: device timeout
> This is mentioned in a different way in the wavelan FAQ:
> >How to fix this? The easiest option is to force NetBSD to only assign
> >PCMCIA I/O space from a specific range of addresses: find a large
> >range which is unused by the laptop (at least 64 bytes!), and in your
> > kernel configuration file, specify where to start, and how much can
> > be allocated.
> >options PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOBASE=0x600
> >options PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOSIZE=0xff
> the author suggests using a windows in order to determine which space
> is unallocated by devices. How do I find this out on a macintosh ?
> Is there anyway to dump out the memory table of the kernel in order
> to find free space for the pcmcia io space ?
> any ideas how to fix the timeouts ?
> here are the file revisions:
> $NetBSD: wiconfig.c,v 1.14 2001/05/16 10:49:06 tsubai Exp $
> $NetBSD: wi_ieee.h,v 1.6 2001/11/11 00:34:52 christos Exp $
> the kernel is the from the tar archives from 17th Nov.
> WaveLAN Card: Lucent Orinoco
> Firmware :
> Station Functions firmware: Variant1, Version 8.08