Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73847
Kickstart FTP install fails with Compaq Deskpro EN (eepro100)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
During an FTP kickstart installation, the eepro100 driver will fail (timeout)
causing the installation to time out (error message displayed on TTY4 and 5)
is "eepro100: wait_for_cmd_done timeout!"
The occurence of this fault appears to occur during periods of low network
utilization. Both the FTP and client systems reside in seperate VLAN's within
a fully switched network and auto-negotiate to 100TxFD. When the FTP server is
under load, the problem is not reproducable, however it is not specific to a
single client system - the issue has occured across 4 different Deskpro EN
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This works in our office
1. Wait for quiet network (after business hours)
2. Start install
3. Wait for it to fail. ;)
Actual Results: Had to restart the installation.
Compaq DP EN SFF 1.0 Ghz 512mb RAM.
Boot image floppy.
M$ FTP server.
Will sometime recover after 15-30 minutes, and install will complete.
Have looked around the tty2 while it is failing, it will not ping any known to
be good IP addresses.
Poked around the /proc system and could not see anything untoward.
Appears to be a kernel drive issue.
does using the e100 driver instead help ?
(the eepro100 driver seems to not have a hardware workaround for an interaction
with one specific type of cisco switch while using half duplex ;( )
Using the latest intel e100 driver appears to help will continue to test. This
will not help with automated KS installs.