Subject: Re: Possible issue with fxp intel ethernet card
To: Chris Rupnik <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/25/2002 15:28:09
On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 05:46:29PM -0500, Chris Rupnik wrote:

 > fxp0 at pci0 dev 11 function 0: i82559 Ethernet, rev 8
 > fxp0: interrupting at isa irq 9
 > fxp0: detected 64 word EEPROM
 > fxp0: WARNING: Disabling dynamic standby mode in EEPROM to work around a
 > fxp0: WARNING: hardware bug.  You must reset the system before using this
 > fxp0: WARNING: interface.
 > fxp0: new EEPROM ID: 0x4480
 > fxp0: EEPROM checksum @ 0x3f: 0x3e1f -> 0x3e21
 > fxp0: Ethernet address 00:d0:b7:06:f2:0e
 > Now, what exactly happened here? Am I to reboot (warm) or reset (cold) the
 > machine? I assume warm restart, correct?
 > Does this dynamic standby mode have any performance impact?

A reboot is fine, as that will generally reset the PCI bus.

It's not a performance issue -- it's a power saving feature in the
chip which is buggy.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>