Subject: Re: wm0: device timeout
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/28/2005 09:49:54
In article <>,
	Tim <> writes:
> wm0: device timeout (txfree 147 txsfree 16 txnext 119)
> wm0: device timeout (txfree 95 txsfree 0 txnext 42)
> wm0: device timeout (txfree 136 txsfree 16 txnext 65)
> wm0: device timeout (txfree 111 txsfree 0 txnext 54)

I have newer seen that error although I'm using in an Intel GbE card
in my 24/7 server for almost two years now.

> pchb0: VIA Technologies VT8363 KT133 System Controller (rev. 0x03)
> agp0 at pchb0: aperture at 0xd8000000, size 0x10000000
> ppb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0: VIA Technologies VT8363 KT133 PCI to AGP 
> Bridge (rev. 0x00)
> pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
> pci1: i/o space, memory space enabled

The PCI support in that chipset is *very* broken. I'm not surprised
that your experience problems with a high bandwidth device like a
gigabit ethernet card.

Try getting an Intel i815 motherboard (fine working PCI support, an
extra PCI bus for the IDE hostadapters) and a Pentium III as cheap
replacements for your current hardware.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler