NetBSD Problem Report #32356

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Subject: etherlink III 3c589D-TP PC card failure
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>Number:         32356
>Category:       port-hpcsh
>Synopsis:       etherlink III 3c589D-TP PC card failure
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-hpcsh-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Dec 21 23:50:00 +0000 2005
>Last-Modified:  Thu Jan 24 01:02:54 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Michai Ramakers
>Release:        3.0RC6 (and tried with 2.0.1 but no info available)
NetBSD 3.0_RC6 (JORNADA) #0: Wed Dec 21 23:44:30 CET 2005

either when inserting card before power-on or afterwards, after
bringing interface (ep0 in my case) up, network would not work (dmesg
pasted below).

The pc card card works in a PC laptop running netbsd2.1. I have tested
no other pc cards in the faulty system, because I don't have any
other. The card in question has a dongle to RJ45 connector with a LED;
which is off after card insertion. After ifconfig up, the LED stays on
for about 2 seconds, then starts blinking with approx 1Hz rate, on/off
each 50% of the time.

Trying to ping to host A on the LAN (i386 netbsd2.0.1) always failed
("ping: sendto: Host is down"), although I did get 2 reply packets
from another host B (i386 netbsd1.6.2), with 84% packet loss, and
approx. 4 second delay between screenupdates (however, round trip time
was still in the 200ms range). Pinging from host A to faulty system

My LAN traffic was extremely low at the time. The PC laptop used the
same network cable and same pc card, with 0% packet loss. I have tried
ejecting/inserting the card, ifconfig down/up, forcing media to
10baseT ("ifconfig ep0 media 10baseT"), to no avail.


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NetBSD 3.0_RC6 (JORNADA) #0: Wed Dec 21 23:44:30 CET 2005
HP Jornada 680 (US/UK) 
total memory = 16384 KB
avail memory = 12712 KB
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: HITACHI SH3 132.694MHz PCLOCK 22.102 MHz
16KB/16B 4-way set-associative I/D-unified cache.  
P0, U0, P3 write-back P1 write-back
4-way set-associative 128 TLB entries 
VPN mode, multiple virtual storage mode
btnmgr0 at mainbus0
wskbd2 at btnmgr0 mux 1
shb0 at mainbus0
scif0 at shb0 
adc0 at shb0 
j6x0pwr0 at adc0 
j6x0tp0 at adc0 
wsmouse0 at j6x0tp0 mux 0
wskbd1 at j6x0tp0 mux 1
j6x0lcd0 at shb0: brightness 160, contrast 11
hd64461if0 at shb0
hd64461video0 at hd64461if0: frame buffer = 512 KB , console
hpcfb0 at hd64461video0: 640x240 pixels, 65536 colors, 80x24 chars
wsdisplay0 at hpcfb0 kbdmux 1: console (std, vt100 emulation)
wsmux1: connecting to wsdisplay0
wskbd2: connecting to wsdisplay0
wskbd1: connecting to wsdisplay0
hpcfb: 640x240 pixels, 65536 colors, 80x24 chars
hpcfb: 640x240 pixels, 65536 colors, 80x24 chars
hpcfb: 640x240 pixels, 65536 colors, 80x24 chars
wsdisplay0: screen 1-3 added (std, vt100 emulation)
hd64461pcmcia0 at hd64461if0
pcmcia0 at hd64461pcmcia0
ep0 at pcmcia0 function 0: <3Com Corporation, 3C589D, TP/BNC LAN Card Ver. 2a, 000002>
ep0: address 00:10:4b:7e:c4:fa, 8KB byte-wide FIFO, 5:3 Rx:Tx split
ep0: 10baseT, 10base5, 10base2 (default 10baseT)
pcmcia1 at hd64461pcmcia0
wdc0 at pcmcia1 function 0: <SAMSUNG, Rev 5.0   , >
wdc0: memory mapped mode
atabus0 at wdc0 channel 0
hd64461gpio at hd64461if0 not configured
hd64461afe at hd64461if0 not configured
com0 at hd64461if0: device problem. don't attach.
hd64461fir at hd64461if0 not configured
pfckbd0 at mainbus0
hpckbd0 at pfckbd0
wskbd0 at hpckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
hpcapm0 at mainbus0: pseudo power management module
apmdev0 at hpcapm0: Power Management spec V1.2
wd0 at atabus0 drive 0: <SAMSUNG CF/ATA>
wd0: drive supports 1-sector PIO transfers, LBA addressing
wd0: 491 MB, 999 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 1006992 sectors
wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4
boot device: wd0
root on wd0a dumps on wd0b
root file system type: ffs
WARNING: preposterous clock chip time
ep0: adapter failure (2003)
ep0: adapter failure (2003)
ep0: adapter failure (2003)

(the 'failure' messages are at some point after bringing interface up, or when pinging - I have seen both.)
power off
insert card
power on
ifconfig ep0 netmask
ping   # another host





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