On 1/18/2000 4:29 PM firstname.lastname@example.org Dirk von Suchodoletz wrote: >If I remove the TP-cable and plug it in again, the machine boots >regularly. This doesn't work if the cable is connected and machine was in ><sleep> modus awhile... I took a look at the rtl8139 driver code, and there may be some error recovery problems. I have put a test version of rtl8139.c on http://www.thinguin.org/ (18 Jan 2000 entry) that has some changes that should make error recovery more robust. You'll need to do something like: $ cd etherboot-4.4.1/src $ mv rtl8139.c rtl8139.c.orig $ cp ~someplace/rtl8139.c . $ cd ../src-32 $ make rtl8139.fd0 Please let us know how this works. > ... >If I start a set of 20 terminals at the same time about 5 do not start >without user interaction because of the problems described above. The last problem you described could have something to do with your tftpd. Are you running a standalone tftpd or under inetd? I have heard that it is possible to confuse inetd into believing that you are attempting a denial of service attack by starting too many tftps at once. # in /etc/inetd.conf tftp dgram udp wait.1024 root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.tftpd /tftpboot the ".1024" specifies the max number of instances of the tftp daemon that may be spawned in a 60 second period. You may need to increase your number. The default is 40, I believe. Anyway, please try the new version of rtl8139.c (anyone else is welcome to as well). It shouldn't be any worse, and may very well solve your problem. I await your results. Regards, Marty --- Name: Martin D. Connor US Mail: Entity Cyber, Inc.; P.O. Box 391827; Cambridge, MA 02139; USA Voice: (617) 491-6935, Fax: (617) 491-7046 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.thinguin.org/ =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Marty Connor <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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