On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 08:54:56AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> Doing the traffic in reverse automatically fills in the hardware
> address of the machine that the arp request came from. This tends to
> hide the RX overrun problem.
And indeed we tend to have RX overrun problem with this driver. I can
easily blow my Origin off the net by just floodpinging it for a few
seconds. In such a case the IOC3 will deactivate RX and signal an
interrupt. The driver handles this by trying to reinitialize everything
but somehow this often doesn't work. It also print a message, so you
may want to check syslog / dmesg for kernel messages. I've once again
starred for a while on the driver code but nothing obvious.