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Date:	Fri, 19 Jan 2007 19:26:26 -0500
From:	"Adam Kropelin" <>
To:	"Auke Kok" <>
Cc:	"Allen Parker" <>,
	<>, <>
Subject: Re: intel 82571EB gigabit fails to see link on 2.6.20-rc5 in-tree e1000 driver (regression)

Auke Kok wrote:
> Adam Kropelin wrote:
>> I haven't been able to test rc5-mm yet because it won't boot on this
>> box. Applying git-e1000 directly to -rc4 or -rc5 results in a number
>> of rejects that I'm not sure how to fix. Some are obvious, but the
>> others I'm unsure of.
> that won't work. You either need to start with 2.6.20-rc5 (and pull
> the changes pending merge in netdev-2.6 from Jeff Garzik),

I thought that's what I was doing when I applied git-e1000 to 
2.6.20-rc5, but I guess not.

> or start
> with 2.6.20-rc4-mm1 and manually apply that patch I sent out on
> monday. A different combination of either of these two will not work,
> as they are completely different drivers.

I'll try to work something out.

> can you include `ethtool ethX` output of the link down message and
> `ethtool -d ethX` as well? I'll need to dig up an 82572 and see
> what's up with that, I've not seen that problem before.

ethtool output attached.

> More importantly, I suspect that *again* the issue is caused by
> interrupts not arriving or getting lost.

Smells that way to me, too.

> Can you try running with MSI disabled in your kernel config?

That fixes it! The link comes up and tx/rx works well. I get about 300 
Mbps using default iperf settings with a nearby windows box.

> FYI the driver gives an interrupt to signal to the driver that link
> is up. no interrupt == no link detected. So that explains the symptom.

Yep, makes sense. I've worked with a number of PHYs like that.


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