Bug 58044 - [ne2000] kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
Summary: [ne2000] kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-01-07 07:36 UTC by mark
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-02-13 10:50:27 UTC
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Modules.conf / ifconfig / ping / messages (11.97 KB, text/plain)
2002-01-07 07:41 UTC, mark
no flags Details

Description mark 2002-01-07 07:36:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I boot up the stock 7.1 kernel (2.4.2) or a re-compiled 2.4.17 
(www.kernel.org) using a config file from /usr/src/linux-2.4.17/configs (i586), 
my ethernet card is detected ok (see attachments), however ping just hangs. 
Rebooting with a 2.4.17cxt-5 kernel from www.solucorp.qc.ca (vserver kernel) 
ping works fine.
Log file is attached. Is something broken in the configs ?

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Stock 7.1
2. ISA NE2000 Compatiable Ethernet card at io=0x300 irq=10
3. Bring up network and ping a local address

Actual Results:  PING ( from : 56(84) 
bytes of data.
From Destination Host Unreachable
From Destination Host Unreachable
From Destination Host Unreachable

--- ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss

Expected Results:  Ping to work as expected

Additional info:

Log file shows
Jan  7 18:04:54 vserver kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out

Full details in attachment.

Comment 1 mark 2002-01-07 07:41:40 UTC
Created attachment 41912 [details]
Modules.conf / ifconfig / ping / messages

Comment 2 Alan Cox 2002-02-11 17:50:33 UTC
I've no idea what patches may be in the vserver kernel (local apic might be one
thing they are doing differently)

Firstly though - if its not an ISAPnP card, go into the BIOS, PCI configuration
and set IRQ 10 to be routed to ISA/Legacy (or whatever they call it but not 

Let me know if that cures it


Comment 3 mark 2002-02-13 10:50:22 UTC

I encounter this problem with a stock RH7.1 install using and ISA NE2000
compatible card set up as io=0x300 irq=10. This is on a mulitboot system
with NT4 / RH7.1 and RH7.1 with a downloaded vserver kernel.

Only have probs with RH7.1 as installed and with the latest recompiled
kernel (2.4.17 i think) using the config files from /usr/src/linux/configs.

Have also used same setup with RH6.2 on same hardware with no problems. I
recompiled the latest kernel using the config file from the vserver kernel
and all went ok.

I suspect the RH7.1 config file has somehing dodgy in it but I have no idea
what it might be.

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