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Re: r8169 driver in 2.6.6

To: Ray Cole <ray_cole@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: r8169 driver in 2.6.6
From: Francois Romieu <romieu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 13:28:14 +0200
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Ray Cole <ray_cole@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> :
> Once I changed this it started working great.  I picked up on this when
> I noticed it was only sending 64 packets then failing.  I looked for
> differences in the way 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 handled a full transmit ring and
> this line looked suspicious...I figure it is perhaps a difference in the
> compiler I'm using (2.95.3) vs what others using this module are
> using...perhaps?

I would not bet against it :o)

Can you:
- send me your 2.6.5 and vanilla 2.6.6 .o file compiled under 2.95.3 
- try 2.6.6 on a different compiler (2.95.2 excluded) ?

Thank you for the analysis.


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