Bug 114171 - after kudzu runs at boot time (NET 3C59X) 3c905B, 3c905 does not work correct
Summary: after kudzu runs at boot time (NET 3C59X) 3c905B, 3c905 does not work correct
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 107389
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kudzu   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-01-23 16:23 UTC by Uwe Beck
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:00:54 UTC
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Description Uwe Beck 2004-01-23 16:23:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
After installation RHEL3 the (NET 3C59X) 3c905B, 3c905 does not work
correct. Also at every reboot.

I know different 10/100 PCI 3COM-cards.
3c905 (Boomerang, build in 1996) and 3c905B (Cyclon, build in 1997)
works only correct if kudzu do not running at boot time.
The 3c905C (Tornado build in 1999) card do not have this problem!

Please see Bugzilla Bug #102685 for all details I have reported. This
is not a kernel module problem.

In Additional Comment #8 - #11 you can find informationen from other
peoples an me that this problem is a result of running "kudzu" at boot
time. This is also the reason, that installation works with all cards

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kudzu-1.1.22-1.1 in Update 1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHEL3 Update 1
2.Boot system with running kudzu (default)

Actual Results:  - only new cards (Tornado build 1999 and newer) works
- unable to use network

Expected Results:  All cards should work after kudzu checks for new or
change hardware at boot time

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-01-23 20:17:37 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 107389 ***

Comment 2 Uwe Beck 2004-01-24 00:01:32 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise 3 Update 1
kudzu-1.1.22-1.1.i386.rpm. . . . Jan 11 05:50  338921

Fedora Core 1
kudzu-1.1.36-1.i386.rpm. . . . . Nov 02 19:27    336k

This two rpms are identical? My report is for Red Hat Enterprise 3 and
Red Hat Enterprise 3 Update 1.

I do not set any options in /etc/modules.conf. If kudzu was not
running at boot time autonegotiation works correct and it is possible
to work in 10 MB half and also in 100 MB half or full mode with full

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-01-24 02:59:15 UTC
It's the exact same symptoms, the same code is in kudzu that could
trigger it in both versions, so it is presumably the exact same
problem. kudzu's call to the ethtool ioctl() seems to confuse the
3c59x hardware in some way.

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:00:54 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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