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Bug 45404 - pcnet32 incorrectly initializes integrated AMD lan interface
pcnet32 incorrectly initializes integrated AMD lan interface
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-21 14:19 EDT by Martin Kuetzing
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-25 21:00:38 EDT
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Description Martin Kuetzing 2001-06-21 14:19:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
On several HP Vectra models with an itegrated AMD LAN interface, the 
pcnet32 driver incorrectly initializes the interface - so, the interface 
is unusable.  Web searches on pcnet32 or pcnet32.c indicate that this 
problem and others exist with the "pcnet32.c:v1.25kf 26.9.1999 
tsbogend@alpha.franken.de" version of this driver.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Any HP Vectra XU 90, 90c, 120, 133, 233 with AMD Integrated LAN.
2.Install RH 7.1.
3.Review dmesg - observe error shown below for pcnet32. eth0 unavailable.

Actual Results:  The install of RH 7.1 (2.4.2-2) can be successfully 
completed - except that the integrated AMD LAN interface is unavailable 
(see Vectra models above).

Additional info:

here is a segement from the dmesg on one of the Vectra models listed above:

pcnet32_probe_pci: found device 0x001022.0x002000
ioaddr=0x00ffe0  resource_flags=0x000101
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:03.0 to 64
eth0: PCnet/PCI 79C970 at 0xffe0, 
warning: PROM address does not match CSR address 00 00 00 00 00 00
pcnet32: pcnet32_private lp=c6953000 lp_dma_addr=0x6953000 assigned IRQ 9.
pcnet32.c:v1.25kf 26.9.1999 tsbogend@alpha.franken.de
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-25 13:29:54 EDT
This is supposed to be fixed in the 2.4.3-12 errata kernel that was released
last friday. Could you try this updated kernel ?
Comment 2 Martin Kuetzing 2001-06-25 21:00:34 EDT
The RedHat 2.4.3-12 errata kernel rpm when downloaded and installed fully 
corrects this problem.  Thank you.

For comparative purposes, here is a segment from dmesg with the 2.4.3-12 
kernel.  Note that the revision displayed is the same as the revision for the 
non-working driver.  Perhaps this should be corrected to avoid confusion:

pcnet32_probe_pci: found device 0x001022.0x002000
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:03.0 to 64
    ioaddr=0x00ffe0  resource_flags=0x000101
eth%d: PCnet/PCI 79C970 at 0xffe0, 08 00 09 6e 04 cc
pcnet32: pcnet32_private lp=c65c0000 lp_dma_addr=0x65c0000 assigned IRQ 9.
pcnet32.c:v1.25kf 26.9.1999 tsbogend@alpha.franken.de

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