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Date:	Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:47:22 +0000
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Michael Breuer <>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,, Michael Chan <>,
	Don Fry <>,
	Francois Romieu <>,
	Matt Carlson <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sky2:  receive dma mapping error handling

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 11:26:03PM -0500, Michael Breuer wrote:
> FYI - tried generating lots of extra tx traffic... found a way to  
> generate the rx status messages on demand:
>     ping -i .0000001 -s 8000 -t 2 <host> >/dev/null
> Yields:
> Jan 31 23:08:07 mail kernel: sky2 eth0: rx error, status 0x1f6a0010  
> length 1518
> Jan 31 23:08:12 mail kernel: net_ratelimit: 316 callbacks suppressed
> etc.
> Understanding that the other side is out of spec, I'd still wonder why  
> the sky2 driver generates rx errors. Perhaps overruns should be tossed  
> silently... by the hardware if possible.

Of course it's a matter of taste, but it seems such errors shouldn't
be tolerated in a local network. I'd rather prefer doing them more
explicit (like e.g. some other kind of length errors).

Jarek P.
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