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Bug 302766 - atl1c driver in sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.32-r5 fails on NFS server
Summary: atl1c driver in sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.32-r5 fails on NFS server
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Whiteboard: linux-2.6.32
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-01-29 16:09 UTC by peteru
Modified: 2010-03-05 13:14 UTC (History)
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Description peteru 2010-01-29 16:09:19 UTC
The atl1c driver shipped with sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.32-r2 (and earlier kernels too) does not work.

The easiest way to trigger this problem is to configure a machine to act as an NFS server and then to access a large file, for example "md5sum /net/nas/ISO/livecd-i686-installer-2008.0-r1.iso"

In my case, small transfers work fine (I can "ls -al /net/nas/ISO"), however heavy activity causes the driver to fail. There are no errors, however no data is sent. Using ifconfig, I can see that the RX/TX figures are not increasing.

If I unload the atl1c module, insert a Realtek based PCI card and use the r8169 driver, the NFS server/client configuration works fine.

Ubuntu bug database seems to suggest that they also experience this problem and some users have reported that Atheros may have an updated driver available from their corporate website.
Comment 1 Mike Pagano gentoo-dev 2010-02-09 16:15:44 UTC
Can you post the link from the Ubuntu bug, please.
Comment 2 Mike Pagano gentoo-dev 2010-02-10 00:02:06 UTC
This patch look to be included in which has been in the last two gentoo-sources.

Please test the latest 2.6.32 gentoo sources which is 2.6.32-r4 as of this writing.
Comment 3 peteru 2010-02-11 02:10:40 UTC
The Ubuntu bug is 512764

I'll try the latest Gentoo sources as soon as I have physical access to the machine, which should be in about 5 days.
Comment 4 peteru 2010-02-15 06:22:39 UTC
Retested with sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.32-r5 and it is still broken with same symptoms.
Comment 5 Mike Pagano gentoo-dev 2010-02-15 13:19:43 UTC
Seems to be a bit of activity on this driver. Can you test with git-sources-2.6.33-rc8.
Comment 6 Mike Pagano gentoo-dev 2010-03-03 13:34:15 UTC
please test with 2.6.33 and reopen with the results if you still have issues. This might need to go upstream
Comment 7 peteru 2010-03-05 13:14:47 UTC
Tested with sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.33 and problem seems to be fixed.