Bug 227472 - Message "sky2 eth0: phy read timeout" on console / in log
Message "sky2 eth0: phy read timeout" on console / in log
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-02-06 02:29 EST by Stephan Reiher
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 5.0
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Last Closed: 2007-09-06 16:36:56 EDT
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Description Stephan Reiher 2007-02-06 02:29:24 EST
Description of problem:
Message "sky2 eth0: phy read timeout" appears in /var/log/messages after loading driver sky2
and before "enabling interface"; also on shutdown, console is flooded with this message.

Second appearance: on standard installation from RHEL5 DVD (from iso image) after 
graphical installation screen has started, same message floods console #4.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel: Linux version 2.6.18-1.2747.el5 (brewbuilder@hs20-bc2-3.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 
4.1.1 20061011 (Red Hat 4.1.1-30)) #1 SMP Thu Nov 9 18:55:30 EST 2006
kernel: sky2 v1.5 addr 0xf0100000 irq 169 Yukon-EC Ultra (0xb4) rev 2

How reproducible:
any time on boot/shutdown OR any time on installation

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installed RHEL5 / Shutdown installed RHEL5 on notebook
Actual results:
message "sky2 eth0: phy read timeout" appears in log/messages or floods console

Expected results:
no such message

Additional info:
Hardware: Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook E8210 (ATI)
(Marvell 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Eth controller Rev 12)

On http://jmaurer.awardspace.info/e8210/ (Linux from Scratch on the same hardware) 
J.Maurer describes the same error and provides a bugfix: http://jmaurer.awardspace.info/e8210/
Comment 1 Ernie Petrides 2007-09-05 17:19:07 EDT
Hello, Stephan.  Does this problem still exist with the RHEL5.1 beta kernel?

I ask because the latest kernel already contains the bug fix cited above,
although I don't know which RHEL5 kernel version first incorporated the fix.
Comment 2 Stephan Reiher 2007-09-06 09:11:59 EDT
Hello Ernie,

it existed in the Beta before the initial release of RHEL5, but _not_ in the current released 
version (with kernel 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5); i'm not using the Beta of RHEL5.1, so i cannot tell you.
And, for this issue, i was not sure, if a fix in the released RHEL should/would close a 
bug message in the Beta area ...

Thanks for taking care
Comment 3 Ernie Petrides 2007-09-06 15:26:54 EDT
Thanks, Stephan.

Don, I couldn't find the patch tracking file associated with this fix,
so I'm just setting this to CLOSED/CURRENTRELEASE (5.0).  Feel free to
change the disposition (especially if you can find a dup).
Comment 4 Don Zickus 2007-09-06 16:31:23 EDT
I believe this have been fixed for 5.1.  Re-opening and moving to MODIFIED.
Comment 5 Don Zickus 2007-09-06 16:36:56 EDT
Nevermind, re-read comment #2.  Closing again.

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