Bug 158291 - 8139too network driver ignoring traffic.
8139too network driver ignoring traffic.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 156261
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-05-20 06:44 EDT by Eugene Roux
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-25 11:04:41 EDT
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Description Eugene Roux 2005-05-20 06:44:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
I've been experiencing intermittent problems with the 8139too on Rawhide kernels.

The network worked fine with Test2, but broke soon after on kernel-2.6.11-1.1286_FC4 and kernel-2.6.11-1.1287_FC4

On kernel-2.6.11-1.1290_FC4 it appeared fine again, but since I've tried kernel-2.6.11-1.1312_FC4+ it has been broken cosistently.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Works on kernel-2.6.11-1.1290_FC4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system wit affected kernel
2. Acquire address with DHCP (which sometimes works)
3. Try to SSH out...

Actual Results:  The SSH link hangs.

Snooping the interface shows some other traffic on the link, but I dont see any outgoing traffic from my box.

Expected Results:  SSH link should establish, data should flow to and fro my box.

Additional info:

MII claims that the link is up at 100 full duplex, autonegotiated.
Comment 1 John W. Linville 2005-05-24 16:00:49 EDT
In bug 156261, another user found his 8139 problems were alleviated by adding 
"tpm_atmel" and "tpm_nsc" in /etc/hotplug/blacklist.  Would you mind giving 
that a try to see if this has any effect on the problem you are experiencing? 
Please report the results here.  Thanks! 
Comment 2 Eugene Roux 2005-05-25 05:58:24 EDT
I've updated to 2.6.11-1.1341_FC4.

It displayed the same symptoms until I added "tpm_atmel" and "tpm_nsc" to the
hotplug blacklist file.

To be honest, only "tpm_atmel" seemed to get itself loaded, so it might have
been sufficient to only add it to the list.

With those modules blacklisted, networking worls like a charm (again).
Comment 3 John W. Linville 2005-05-25 08:59:16 EDT
Interesting...would mind removing those modules from the blacklist, then 
trying the kernels here: 
They include a patch from the tpm driver maintainer that she believe might be 
helpful.  Please post the results of using those kernels here.  Thanks! 
Comment 4 Eugene Roux 2005-05-25 10:51:26 EDT

Installed kernel-2.6.11-1.1353.2.1_FC4.jwltest.3.i686.rpm and hashed out
"tpm_atmel" and "tpm_nsc" in /etc/hotplug/blacklist.

Seems to work just fine so far...
Comment 5 John W. Linville 2005-05-25 10:56:24 EDT
Excellent!  Thanks for the quick response! 
Comment 6 John W. Linville 2005-05-25 11:04:41 EDT
Closing as DUPLICATE of 156261...(presuming that issue is fixed as well...) 

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 156261 ***

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