Subject: Re: fxp issues
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/16/2004 08:23:17
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On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 10:05:24PM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:49:08AM +0200, Frank Kardel wrote:
> > Same here - Thinkpad A21p. There have been good bad ones (straining my
> > nerves when the IF droops of fo 30s - 1m).=20
> Oh, no, mine drops for only ~1.5s or so, consistently.  Basically just
> long enough to notice the light going out on the switch.

same here. does keeping steady traffic on the interface make it stop
happening for you, also?

(also, re: an earlier post, my switch is a Netgear FS105, and has no way of
dropping the port to 10baseT-FDX. Although, I can drop the interface to
10baseT-FDX via ifconfig, and the switch will reflect the change. But, now
that I think of it... I don't have the ping running right now, and I think
the NUT ( queries every five seconds are keeping it
from blinking out, since I haven't noticed it happening since I setup upsmon
on that machine.

So, as stated before, the only workaround I know of is to keep some traffic
on the interface.. but whether or not that works for everyone, it is
obviously still a driver problem. If I had the time, I'd try to debug it..
but it's (obviously) not causing a kernel panic, nor any messages to
console, so I wouldn't know where in the code to start looking.


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