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Re: port-i386/48570: Xircom RBE-100 cause system freeze (NetBSD 6.1.3 NetBSD/i386)

The following reply was made to PR port-i386/48570; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: port-i386/48570: Xircom RBE-100 cause system freeze (NetBSD
 6.1.3 NetBSD/i386)
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 01:53:23 +0000

 On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 08:25:01AM +0000, Filippo Ravanello wrote:
  >  Hi David, thank you for your reply, and excuse me for the delay in mine.
 mine's no better :-/
  >  At the moment I=92ve installed NetBSD 6.1.4 (i386) on the same old =
  >  machine, the issue persists also in this release. I=92ve wiped out 6.1.4 =
  >  and installed NetBSD 5.2.2 (i386) instead and curiously the tlp0 based =
  >  NIC works out of the box.
 That doesn't entirely surprise me actually. At some point, and I think
 it was between -5 and -6, my tulip stopped working, although in a less
 dramatic way. As I recall it was caused by the commit that added nway
 support, but it's been a while.
 If you're happy using netbsd-5 for now that'll serve, I suppose, but
 netbsd-5 will probably go EOL in another year (or less) and it would
 probably be better in the long term to get this fixed.
 However, since there are a thousand tulip clones and they're all
 different, probably the only way to sort it out is to build and try
 test kernels on your hardware. If you're not comfortable doing that,
 maybe we should let it go. If you're up for it, let me/us know...
 David A. Holland

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