Subject: Re: fxp on current
To: Chris Tribo <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/11/2005 15:24:02
On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 03:14:31PM -0400, Chris Tribo wrote:
> I noticed that under 3.99.3 my i810 board with
> fxp0 at pci1 dev 1 function 0: i82559 Ethernet, rev 8
> inphy0 at fxp0 phy 1: i82555 10/100 media interface, rev. 4
> keeps fliping the link on and off at the switch. If the chip is doing
> something, it doesn't happen, but if it's idle, about every 11-12 seconds
> the link goes off, stays off for a second, then renegotiates. 2.0.2 does
> not do this. It occurs with both the ROM code, and with loading the link0
> code. Is anyone else seeing this?

It happens on a machine I no longer have (donated it to someone)'s onboard
fxp. Keeping a ping going out once a second prevented it.

> I also am seeing this on a PowerEdge 2550. Except here, the link flips on
> and off even if I am sending packets down the wire. The Cisco at the other
> end of the cable really doesn't like this and makes the interface
> unusable.