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* [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100?
@ 2004-05-19  6:58 Jan De Luyck
  2004-05-19  7:11 ` Danny ter Haar
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From: Jan De Luyck @ 2004-05-19  6:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

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Hello List,

I'm currently in the process of cleaning up my 2.6 kernel configuration on my 
trusty SMP HP Netserver LC3, which comes shipped with 2 identical intel Pro 
Ethernet 100 mbit cards:

0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] 
(rev 05)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company NetServer 10/100TX
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 16
        Memory at fecfd000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
        I/O ports at fcc0 [size=32]
        Memory at fed00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

I'm wondering what driver is the "best" one to use? Judging by the comments in 
the files, the e100 driver seems to be the best maintained, though I'm 
probably wrong ;p

The website that is referenced in the eepro100 driver is no longer available 
(returns a 404).

If someone can shed some light on this, thanks!

Jan
- -- 
Sanity is the trademark of a weak mind.
		-- Mark Harrold
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* Re: [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100?
  2004-05-19  6:58 [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100? Jan De Luyck
@ 2004-05-19  7:11 ` Danny ter Haar
  2004-05-19 11:12 ` Meelis Roos
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From: Danny ter Haar @ 2004-05-19  7:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

Jan De Luyck  <lkml@kcore.org> wrote:
>I'm wondering what driver is the "best" one to use? Judging by the comments in 
>the files, the e100 driver seems to be the best maintained, though I'm 
>probably wrong ;p

We have a usenet server we use with 2.6.6 kernel and the eepro100 gives
IRQ problems:

May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel: eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker http://www.scyld.com/network/eepro100.html
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel: eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.com.sg> and others
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel: eth0: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, 00:90:27:BE:B6:85, IRQ 18.
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel:   Board assembly 734938-001, Physical connectors present: RJ45
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel:   Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel:   General self-test: passed.
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel:   Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel:   Internal registers self-test: passed.
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel:   ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
May 16 01:35:58 enterprise kernel: eth0: freeing mc frame.
May 16 01:47:12 enterprise kernel: eth0: TX underrun, threshold adjusted.
May 16 01:47:27 enterprise last message repeated 26 times

Where as the e100 is rocksolid (knock wood) under sometimes heavy load:

Linux 2.6.6-bk2 (root@enterprise) (gcc 3.3.3 ) #1 Sun May 16 10:50:59 CEST 2004 1CPU [enterprise.cistron.nl]

Memory:      Total        Used        Free      Shared     Buffers      
Mem:       1037228     1031548        5680           0      624540
Swap:      1027144        9424     1017720

Bootup: Sun May 16 11:34:58 2004    Load average: 1.88 1.77 1.69 5/87 9230

user  :       6:03:53.43   8.7%  page in :        0
nice  :       0:51:24.39   1.2%  page out:        0
system:       9:22:34.92  13.5%  swap in :        0
idle  :      12:48:17.34  18.4%  swap out:        0
uptime:   2d 21:35:04.35         context :483979334

irq  0: 250377255 timer                 irq 12:         3                      
irq  1:         3                       irq 14:  11055492 ide0                 
irq  3:         2                       irq 15:  11058878 ide1                 
irq  4:       193 serial                irq 16:  27773698 sym53c8xx            
irq  8:         3 rtc                   irq 18: 996592375 eth0                 
irq  9:         0 acpi                  irq 19:  22025755 ide2, ide3    


So _i_ would advise the e100 driver.

Danny 
(personal view etc)

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* Re: [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100?
  2004-05-19  6:58 [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100? Jan De Luyck
  2004-05-19  7:11 ` Danny ter Haar
@ 2004-05-19 11:12 ` Meelis Roos
  2004-05-19 11:19 ` J. Ryan Earl
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From: Meelis Roos @ 2004-05-19 11:12 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: lkml, linux-kernel

JDL> I'm wondering what driver is the "best" one to use? Judging by the comments in 
JDL> the files, the e100 driver seems to be the best maintained, though I'm 
JDL> probably wrong ;p

I would suggest e100 from practice. The onboard Ethernet of Intel
D815EEA2 mainboard works fine in 100Mb/FD with both drivers but started
acting strangely in 10Mb/HD network with eepro100 (e100 seems to be OK).

-- 
Meelis Roos

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* Re: [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100?
  2004-05-19  6:58 [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100? Jan De Luyck
  2004-05-19  7:11 ` Danny ter Haar
  2004-05-19 11:12 ` Meelis Roos
@ 2004-05-19 11:19 ` J. Ryan Earl
  2004-05-19 15:46 ` Bill Davidsen
  2004-05-19 22:48 ` Darren Williams
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: J. Ryan Earl @ 2004-05-19 11:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jan De Luyck; +Cc: linux-kernel

I've always had good results with the e100 driver:

Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver - version 2.3.36-k1
Copyright (c) 2003 Intel Corporation

e100: selftest OK.
e100: eth1: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Connection
  Hardware receive checksums enabled
  cpu cycle saver enabled

Jan De Luyck wrote:

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>Hello List,
>
>I'm currently in the process of cleaning up my 2.6 kernel configuration on my 
>trusty SMP HP Netserver LC3, which comes shipped with 2 identical intel Pro 
>Ethernet 100 mbit cards:
>
>0000:00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] 
>(rev 05)
>        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company NetServer 10/100TX
>        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 16
>        Memory at fecfd000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
>        I/O ports at fcc0 [size=32]
>        Memory at fed00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
>        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
>
>I'm wondering what driver is the "best" one to use? Judging by the comments in 
>the files, the e100 driver seems to be the best maintained, though I'm 
>probably wrong ;p
>
>The website that is referenced in the eepro100 driver is no longer available 
>(returns a 404).
>
>If someone can shed some light on this, thanks!
>
>Jan
>- -- 
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>		-- Mark Harrold
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* Re: [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100?
  2004-05-19  6:58 [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100? Jan De Luyck
                   ` (2 preceding siblings ...)
  2004-05-19 11:19 ` J. Ryan Earl
@ 2004-05-19 15:46 ` Bill Davidsen
  2004-05-19 22:48 ` Darren Williams
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Bill Davidsen @ 2004-05-19 15:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jan De Luyck; +Cc: linux-kernel

Jan De Luyck wrote:

> I'm currently in the process of cleaning up my 2.6 kernel configuration on my 
> trusty SMP HP Netserver LC3, which comes shipped with 2 identical intel Pro 
> Ethernet 100 mbit cards:

While initially there did seem to be lockups with multiple e100 devices, 
I haven't seen that in some versions. I have several servers which run 
the NICs at 70-80 Mbit all the time and see no issues with the e100 at 
this time.

-- 
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
   CTO TMR Associates, Inc
   Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979

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* Re: [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100?
  2004-05-19  6:58 [2.6.6] eepro100 vs e100? Jan De Luyck
                   ` (3 preceding siblings ...)
  2004-05-19 15:46 ` Bill Davidsen
@ 2004-05-19 22:48 ` Darren Williams
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Darren Williams @ 2004-05-19 22:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jan De Luyck; +Cc: LKML


On Wed, 19 May 2004, Jan De Luyck wrote:

> Hello List,
> 
[snip]
> 
> The website that is referenced in the eepro100 driver is no longer available 
> (returns a 404).

There seems to be some maintenance going on there see:
http://www.scyld.com/network.html


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Darren Williams <dsw AT gelato.unsw.edu.au>
Gelato@UNSW <www.gelato.unsw.edu.au>
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