Commit eb2dc35d authored by Committed by David S. MillerBrowse files
r8169: RxConfig hack for the 8168evl.
The 8168evl (RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_34) based Gigabyte GA-990FXA motherboards are very prone to NETDEV watchdog problems without this change. See https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42899 for instance. I don't know why it *works*. It's depressingly effective though. For the record: - the problem may go along IOMMU (AMD-Vi) errors but it really looks like a red herring. - the patch sets the RX_MULTI_EN bit. If the 8168c doc is any guide, the chipset now fetches several Rx descriptors at a time. - long ago the driver ignored the RX_MULTI_EN bit. e542a226 changed the RxConfig settings. Whatever the problem it's now labeled a regression. - Realtek's own driver can identify two different 8168evl devices (CFG_METHOD_16 and CFG_METHOD_17) where the r8169 driver only sees one. It sucks. Signed-off-by: Francois Romieu <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>