Subject: Re: Are framing errors and collision errors normal?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/29/1997 15:25:18
On Fri, 12 Dec 1997 21:15:58 -0600 (CST) 
 Dave Huang <> wrote:

 > Are framing errors, FCS errors, and collision errors fairly normal on a
 > busy ethernet? I've had some reports of those from people who are using my
 > AMD MACE driver on a busy network. I notice that the AMD LANCE doesn't
 > print collision errors at all (in am7990_intr(), the check for LE_C0_CERR
 > is in an #if 0 block); the framing error (LE_R1_FRAM) and crc mismatch
 > (LE_R1_CRC) messages are only printed #ifdef LEDEBUG (see am7990_rint).

The fact that they are somewhat normal is a good reason to not print them
out when they happen.

Framing errors can happen when you have too many repeaters on the
network, for example.

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