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Re: kern/38021: Tulip NIC "dribbling bit" and "CRC error"

The following reply was made to PR kern/38021; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/38021: Tulip NIC "dribbling bit" and "CRC error"
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 04:26:28 +0000

 On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 07:25:00PM +0000, wrote:
  > On a new NetBSD 4.0 box with a Tulip NIC, I saw a burst of errors
  > saying "tlp0: receive error: dribbling bit" and "tlp0: receive
  > error: CRC error".
 Is your cabling ok? I see these messages from time to time, but
 they're caused (in my case) by running 100baseTX over a piece of
 pre-cat5 cable and not, I think, a driver bug.
 But then, every #$!4#@ tulip card is different...
  > This problem seems to have been around for a very long time (and a
  > fix was proposed long ago), but apparently the proposed fix either
  > created its own problems or was simply overlooked.  Take a look
  > here:
 According to the PR database, a similar patch got applied right away,
 so this is probably not the issue.
 David A. Holland

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