Subject: Re: gem (ERI/GEM/GMAC Ethernet device driver) has problems on macppc
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Timo Schoeler <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/19/2005 10:51:38
Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 10:42:55AM +0200, Timo Schoeler wrote:
>>>Is it that bad? My G4 spilled out that message every few minutes and
>>>the network connection worked fine.
>>uhm, i thought it to be noteworthy.
> I don't doubt that. I'm just trying to figure that impact.
>>* transfers with a host in the same LAN at 100Mbps gives a busy syslogd...
> I downloaded a file via FTP at 9MB/Sec on my G4 without problems. But
> it was connected to a GbE switch at point of time.

gem0 at pci3 dev 15 function 0: Apple Computer GMAC Ethernet (rev. 0x01)
gem0: interrupting at irq 41
gem0: Ethernet address 00:30:65:68:9f:4a, 10KB RX fifo, 4KB TX fifo
bmtphy0 at gem0 phy 0: BCM5201 10/100 media interface, rev. 2
bmtphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto

so 100Mbps max here...

> Can you perhaps try with a switch to figure out a using full-duplex
> instead of half-duplex matters for the problem?

i can hook up my machine to a Nortel 450 -- this is a managed one of 
good quality i guess ;)

will surely take a few hours because i'm working on the G4 at the moment.

thanks & cheers,