Subject: Re: pcmcia patches in current (6/30/97)
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 07/04/1997 07:03:55
Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The problem is that any network activity runs a very high risk of a
> panic in the vm_* code. I can ftp out and do an ls on the server, but
> the laptop usually panics before the ls listing finishes.
Yes, I was having pretty bad problems with a machine that had 5 3com's
in it and Chris was also having problems... We (mostly chris) spent a
fair bit of time trying to narrow down the problem and, last I saw of
the discussion, it seemed to be a compiler issue.
I don't know the exact outcome because I had to take off and discussion
continued but the problem started with the mbuf.h changes and how the
compiler treated a macro in (at least) elink3.c...
You'll probably see more from chris or charles on this shortly... I know
of one way to make the problem go away but I'll refrain from posting any
diffs because I'm sure there's a real fix somewhere by now..