Subject: Re: sip0: receive FIFO overrun
To: Michael Core <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/22/2002 20:57:39
On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 12:53:46AM +0200, Michael Core wrote:
> Hi,
> I use a ECI K7S5a mainboard with a onboard NIC "SiS 900 10/100
> Ethernet". Sometimes I saw "sip0: receive FIFO overrun" but today this
> line comes up much more often and the kernel reports "sip0: device
> timeout", too. Then I'm disconnected from the internet. I tried
> "ifconfig sip0 down; ifconfig sip0 up" but I did not help. I had to
> reboot. After very few minutes the same problem popped up again. Looks
> like a overheat problem, doesn't it? I wonder why it hits the NIC. It's
> a rather slow DSL connection and I would expect another failure but the
> system looks stable. 37 degrees celsius system temperature and 51
> degrees celsius cpu temp. should not be fatal, right? The fan is OK, the
> system is half-open all the time.

Well, that may be the key: air flows don't go through the whole box when it's
open. Parts of the motherboard may lack appropriate cooling because of this.

Manuel Bouyer <>