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Re: MIPS Malta and PCNet32 Driver

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
Subject: Re: MIPS Malta and PCNet32 Driver
From: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 23:33:24 +0100
Cc: Linux MIPS org <>
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On Sat, Jan 08, 2011 at 10:40:52AM -0800, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> I'm suspecting that the problem is at least as likely to be in the Malta
> PCI support as in the PCNet driver itself.  Is this phenomenon
> understood? Has there been a fix circulated for it?

the pcnet32 driver first resets the chip and then checks CSR0 to see that
the chip is really reset. It also checks, if writing the register index
register works. It looks like something is wrong here with accessing the chip
for what ever reason. This probing part of the driver hasn't changed for a long
time, at least it fairly looks like it was, when I still was the maintainer
of the driver. 


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