On Sat, Oct 21, 2000 at 10:16:43PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> I've seen this sort of problem on other platforms with
> other bootloaders, but I'll bet good money that the
> reason is the same - if the boot monitor listens to
> the ethernet, it will have set up some number of
> buffer descriptors in memory. There's a class of
> loader bug whereing it launches the application,
> in this case the Linux kernel, without shutting down
> the LAN controller. The first broadcast packet that
> comes across the wire then corrupts some hunk of
> memory that Linux thought it had control over. Note
> that your "address" is a fragment of an ASCII string.
> The only 100% solution is to fix the bootloader. Can
> you shut off the Lance in delo?
Probably - The problem is that i cant with the PROM. So i
have to copy the lance init/search thing from the kernel
if i wanted to ...
But from the source i see that the driver assumes the Lance
is inactive and starts with setting up DMA instead of first
resetting the Card. I'll try that first.
Florian Lohoff firstname.lastname@example.org +49-5201-669912
"Write only memory - Oops. Time for my medication again ..."