Bug 249382 - [PATCH] Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet adapter does not work (10/100M)
Summary: [PATCH] Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet adapter does not work (10/100M)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-24 07:35 UTC by The Source
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:57 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:57:17 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
lspci output (18.03 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-20 11:44 UTC, The Source
no flags Details
lsmod output (4.07 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-20 11:45 UTC, The Source
no flags Details
dmesg output (37.41 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-20 12:08 UTC, The Source
no flags Details
Driver (231.54 KB, patch)
2007-11-13 16:33 UTC, Andy Shevchenko
no flags Details | Diff
Fix for kernel (1.68 KB, patch)
2007-11-13 16:36 UTC, Andy Shevchenko
no flags Details | Diff
Should fix tx bytes statistics (rediff for 2.0.3) (553 bytes, patch)
2007-12-13 20:35 UTC, Andy Shevchenko
no flags Details | Diff
2.6.24 compat patch (382 bytes, patch)
2007-12-24 23:48 UTC, Konstantin A. Lepikhov
no flags Details | Diff

Description The Source 2007-07-24 07:35:19 UTC
Description of problem:
My integrated Attansic LAN 100 does not work. Worked in 2.6.21. Attansic LAN
1000 works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christopher Brown 2007-09-20 11:15:04 UTC

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.

There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel? If you are, please provide
output from lspci -vvxx and lsmod to enable people reviewing this to try and
help resolve the issue.

If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.


Comment 2 The Source 2007-09-20 11:43:11 UTC
Here you go. Current version is (6-rc1). Problem persists

Comment 3 The Source 2007-09-20 11:44:09 UTC
Created attachment 200671 [details]
lspci output

Comment 4 The Source 2007-09-20 11:45:26 UTC
Created attachment 200681 [details]
lsmod output

Comment 5 Christopher Brown 2007-09-20 11:57:22 UTC
Thanks, can you also attach dmesg output.


Comment 6 The Source 2007-09-20 12:08:36 UTC
Created attachment 200701 [details]
dmesg output

Comment 7 Christopher Brown 2007-09-20 13:11:17 UTC

# modprobe atl1

bring up the card for you? It is not listed in your lsmod output...

Comment 8 The Source 2007-09-20 13:21:50 UTC
No, it does not. Module is loaded successfully (checked with lsmod) but card
does not work.

Comment 9 Christopher Brown 2007-09-20 14:11:31 UTC
What does dmesg say after loading the module?

Comment 10 The Source 2007-09-20 15:13:33 UTC
Please, wait until monday. I won't be able to get to my work pc until then.

Comment 11 The Source 2007-09-24 13:00:58 UTC
No dmesg output after modprobe.

Comment 12 Andy Shevchenko 2007-11-13 16:33:06 UTC
Created attachment 257021 [details]

Original driver from vendor.

Comment 13 Andy Shevchenko 2007-11-13 16:36:10 UTC
Created attachment 257031 [details]
Fix for kernel

Addons to apply for kernel 2.6.23

Comment 14 Andy Shevchenko 2007-11-13 16:39:09 UTC
Patches are tested on the ASUS P5GC-MX motherboard with the F-7 based kernel.
All works ok.

Please, add also Attansic L2 ID to the pci_ids.h as described at http://pci-

Comment 15 Chuck Ebbert 2007-11-13 16:42:23 UTC
Adding cc: for driver maintainer.

Comment 16 Chris Snook 2007-11-13 18:41:35 UTC
I'm actually maintainer for atl1.  atl2 is not merged and does not have an
upstream maintainer, though we are in contact with Atheros (owner of Attansic)
to try to make this happen.  I don't have any atl2 hardware to work on this
myself directly, but if you'd like to work with me to get atl2 merged to prevent
breakage like this in the future, please email me privately.

Comment 17 Christopher Brown 2007-12-13 17:27:52 UTC
Driver page is:


Test and report.

Comment 18 Chris Snook 2007-12-13 17:56:27 UTC
Version 2.0.3 at the above URL should work with any 2.6.22, 2.6.23, or
2.6.24-based kernel.

Presently all of my work on atl2 is focused on upstream merging, with the hope
of having it work out-of-the-box by the time Fedora 9 is released.  Once that's
done we'll work on backporting it to older releases.

If someone else wants to package a kmod for Fedora 7 and 8 in the meantime, I'll
be glad to assist, but that's not a process I'm familiar with.

Comment 19 Andy Shevchenko 2007-12-13 20:35:29 UTC
Created attachment 287941 [details]
Should fix tx bytes statistics (rediff for 2.0.3)

Patch was maked without real test on hardware. To test it try to send some big
file and view ifconfig tx bytes statistics (assume that other activity on
network does not affected due to very small traffic).

P.S. Possible to constant error may be present (const * num_pkts +

Comment 20 Konstantin A. Lepikhov 2007-12-24 23:48:34 UTC
Created attachment 290365 [details]
2.6.24 compat patch

Simple patch for 2.6.24 compatibility (cleanup SET_MODULE_OWNER macro).

Comment 21 Christopher Brown 2008-01-09 17:15:23 UTC
Set to RELEASE_PENDING to indicate fix/driver available - thanks Chris, Andy &

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