Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107632
starfire driver not working with VLANs
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:37 EDT
Description of problem:
Problem is with interfaces on Adaptec 4-port NICs not being able
to see 802.1q vlans.
With a tcpdump I see no 802.1q header, and configuring up an
interface tagged with a live vlan-id shows no traffic (although
the traffic is visible on the raw [eg eth8, rather than eth8.3]
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Configure connected network switch to run 802.1q trunk to NIC.
1. Configure interface as VLAN tag, matching a vlan-id on the switch
2. Bring up raw & tagged interface (eg ifup eth8 && ifup eth8.3)
3. tcpdump raw and then tagged interface.
tcpdumping raw interface (eg eth8) shows traffic with no 802.1q
tcpdumping tagged interface (eg eth8.3) shows no traffic.
tcpdumping raw interface (eg eth8) should show traffic with 802.1q
tcpdumping tagged interface (eg eth8.3) should show normal
The output from a "insmod starfire.o debug=6" shows bringing up
the eth8.3 interface (adding the vlan tag), proving that the
vlan code is compiled into the driver.
I mailed ion (maintainer) separately, aswell. He is also cc'd here
(as per his comment in another RH bugzilla entry ... hope that's OK :)
I have tried vanilla kernel 2.4.22, but this has the same driver
version (and doesn't work).
Don Becker's 1.09 driver does seem to work OK
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