Bug 45911 - No module for Davicom DM9102 (dmfe.o) in kernel-2.4.3-12 errata package.
Summary: No module for Davicom DM9102 (dmfe.o) in kernel-2.4.3-12 errata package.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-25 20:31 UTC by Chris Kloiber
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-10 14:56:02 UTC
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Description Chris Kloiber 2001-06-25 20:31:36 UTC
Description of Problem:

Many users of seawolf-list are complaining that the kernel-2.4.3-12 errata
does not contain a dmfe.o module for the Davicom DM9102 network adapter. I
looked for it on my updated system and could not find it either.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-06-25 20:33:29 UTC
The driver isn't their because it used floating point in the kernel.
It couldn't have worked reliably before......

Comment 2 Mike Vanecek 2001-06-26 14:22:50 UTC
Strange, it was included with the RH 7.1 distribution I purchased and 
installed. As far as I know it worked without any problems. The errata source 
includes dmfe.c. If this source has a problem, then should not RH fix it so 
that it does work with their errata? My system worked out of the box. I use 
up2date to update my system and now it does not work. The floating point 
comment hardly provides any solution to getting the errata to work. 

I have downloaded DM9102_linux24x_v136.zip from www.davicom8.com, compiled the 
source, and insmod it. With the exception of a 

Jun 24 13:46:13 www depmod: depmod:  
Jun 24 13:46:13 www depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in
Jun 24 13:46:13 www rc.sysinit: Finding module dependencies:  succeeded 

error, it appears to be working. Have not seen this error on subsequent 
reboots, however, I disabled nfs, rpc, etch. 

I plan on compiling the source provided with the errata to see if I get the 
same results.

Comment 3 Martin Lichtin 2001-06-26 18:59:05 UTC
Can someone make the dmfe.0 for 2.4.3-12 available asap?
I need it urgently. How can you just remove it?
I understand the floating point issue in kernel modules, but after all,
it was running just fine.

Comment 4 Chris Kloiber 2001-06-27 00:30:28 UTC
I have made some UNUPPORTED rpms available on my personal web site:


There is no SMP fix in these rpms, just that the module was compiled.
So when it breaks- you own both pieces.

Comment 5 Brian Thompson 2002-03-31 17:17:29 UTC
well, you might want to fix this problem...dell is now shipping their 
dimension 8200's with CNet Davicom Pro200WL Ethernet Adaptors (i'm running 
skipjack and it still hasn't been fixed)

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