Network card is a SOHO 10/100 with a MX987x5 chipset using the newer tulip
driver. This card has been used flawlessly in several machine with Red Hat
6.1 (with special compile) and 6.2 & 7.0 (without modification).
However, under the "Fisher" beta any attempt to start this card using
either DHCP or static addresses hangs the machine. Whether at boot time or
starting manually with ifup eth0 gets the same results. No warning
messages, no logs, just an instantly hung machine that won't respond to
anything including "Ctrl-Alt-Del" which is not disabled.
Actual number on chipset is MX98715AEC.
Could you reproduce this with the latest (wolverine/up2date) kernel?
(make sure it is 2.4.X-0.1.14 or later)
There have been several fixes to the tulip drivers.
Unfortunately, I can't locate a card with the Macronix MX98715AEC chip. I will
update the bug report if I come across one in the test lab.
FWIW, I have verified the functionality for the following tulip cards:
0x1011 0x0002 "tulip" "DEC|DECchip 21040 [Tulip]"
0x1011 0x0009 "tulip" "DEC|DECchip 21140 [FasterNet]"
0x1011 0x0014 "tulip" "DEC|DECchip 21041 [Tulip Pass 3]"
0x1011 0x0019 "tulip" "DEC|DECchip 21142/43"
0x11ad 0x0002 "tulip" "Lite-On|LNE100TX"
0x1317 0x0985 "tulip" "Bridgecom, Inc|LNE100TX"
I have run this with the Wolverine default kernel 2.4.1-0.1.9 and the driver
works. No system hang. Tomorrow, I will try to get to it with a 2.4.2-0.1.19
This sounds fixed to me. If newer kernels show the problem again, please
reopen this bug.
It is fixed. kernel-2.4.2-0.1.19 likes it.