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Re: oops in lance initialization / diskboot

To: "Florian Lohoff" <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: oops in lance initialization / diskboot
From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 00:48:47 +0200
Cc: <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
References: <20001021212318.C3619@paradigm.rfc822.org> <00d301c03b9b$d5ce2340$0deca8c0@Ulysses> <20001021222904.C4004@paradigm.rfc822.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> 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. 

Baaaaad idea.

>I'll try that first.

It will no doubt help, but unless you shut it down in the
bootloader, you will always have a race between the 
driver init routine and the arrival of the Packet of Death.

            Kevin K.



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