Bug 39964 - Xircom Cardbus modem :: spurious packet receives and error message in /var/log/messages
Summary: Xircom Cardbus modem :: spurious packet receives and error message in /var/lo...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-09 22:53 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-05-09 22:53:40 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-09 22:53:35 UTC
Description of Problem:
 Clean install of rh7.1 on Dell 5000e w/ Xircom Cardbus 10/100:56k The 
system seems to randomly give a 200kb/s rx transfer in /proc/net/dev w/out 
any discernable connection (netstat). It seems to go away on its own as well. The 
other issue to note is that on boot up the cardmgr gives the following error 

May  7 02:32:23 bloosqr cardmgr[569]: + don't know how to make device 

May  7 02:32:23 bloosqr cardmgr[569]: + /dev/xircom_cb: No such file or 
Perhaps I just have to mknod a certain type of device to fix the problem?

How Reproducible:

   The spurious receives are not reproducible in any sense of the word. The error 
message is always reproducible :)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot w/ Xircom Card in :)

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-10 08:17:02 UTC
The driver puts the card in "receive all" mode. There's nothing that can be 
done at that, it seems the card is either "receive all packets" or "receive no
packets", the "receive only my packets" mode is defective.

The cardmgr messages are weird but it looks like an interaction with cardmgr
and the hotplug system. The message is harmless.... cardmgr isn't involved for
cardbus cards.

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