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seeq driver possibly broken in 2.6.17-rc3-g8f3468ed?

Subject: seeq driver possibly broken in 2.6.17-rc3-g8f3468ed?
From: Damian Dimmich <>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 14:00:42 +0100
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I've just compiled a fresh 2.6.17-rc3-g8f3468ed kernel from linux-mips git for 
my indigo2.  The network card seems to have gone wonky, while the seeq driver 
loads fine:

-- snip --
Serial: IP22 Zilog driver (1 chips).
ttyS0 at MMIO 0xc000e830 (irq = 45) is a IP22-Zilog
Console: ttyS0 (IP22-Zilog)
ttyS1 at MMIO 0xc0010838 (irq = 45) is a IP22-Zilog
eth0: SGI Seeq8003 08:00:69:08:43:b2
arcnet loaded.
wd33c93-0: chip=WD33c93B/13 no_sync=0xff no_dma=0 debug_flags=0x00
-- snip --

when trying to do dhcp:
indigo:~# dhclient eth0
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Client 2.0pl5
Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 The Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.

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Listening on LPF/eth0/08:00:69:08:43:b2
Sending on   LPF/eth0/08:00:69:08:43:b2
Sending on   Socket/fallback/fallback-net
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 3
receive_packet failed on eth0: Network is down

even though the network is up... 
The kernel is compiled in 32bit mode, and everything seems fine otherwise.  I 
am running debian which comes with a 2.4.27 kernel by default, with which the 
seeq card works fine.  There seems to be a lot of packets being sent though, 
as the light at the other end of the cable blinks a lot.

The kernel was compiled with:
gcc version 4.0.3 20051201 (prerelease) (Debian 4.0.2-5)

No errors seem to show up aside rom the recieve_packet failed anywhere...

Any ideas?

Please let me know if I can provide any more useful info.


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