Subject: Re: pcmcia patches in current (6/30/97)
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/04/1997 07:03:55
Wolfgang Rupprecht <>  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..