Subject: Re: gem (ERI/GEM/GMAC Ethernet device driver) has problems on macppc
To: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Timo Schoeler <email@example.com>
Date: 10/21/2005 10:16:32
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <43589E84.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Timo Schoeler writes:
>>i said on a plain dumb SMC 10/100 _hub_ this problem appears. then i
>>tried the Nortel 450 (_switch) -- this runs fine in full duplex mode.
>>when i then manually set both the switch (managed) and the G4 to half
>>duplex, the problem occurs again.
>>when using the SMC _hub_ the machine automatically sets the NIC to half
>>duplex as it should be.
> In other words, whenver your machine is supposed to use half-duplex,
> you get these failures, whether the setting is manual or automatic. I
> don't know if it's a bug in the chip or the driver, though. I don't
> recall all of the details of this thread, but how do other OSs behave?
> Do any succeed in such a situation? If so, it's probably a driver bug.
> --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
neither Mac OS 'Classic' nor Mac OS X show those errors (for the former
one i have to check on the switch for CRC errors etc.). NetBSD is the
only OS having trouble with this.