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Re: ethtool not working on tg3, but OK on bcm5700



On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 12:00:03PM -0500, zhimin iss nus edu sg asked:
> On a Dell PE2650 with NetXtreme BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet, running tg3 
> driver, "ethtool eth0" shows half duplex after bootup, even the router is 
> full duplex (FD).
> [...] 
> After replacing tg3 with bcm5700 driver, ethtool works well. Is it ethtool 
> problem or tg3 problem?


The problem is with the tg3 driver. Ethtool just prints out what tg3
reports. I have the same trouble with the same combination (tg3 & 5703)
and just went with bcm5700.

tg3 and 5701 does work properly, though. So I believe it is the combination
tg3+5703 that does not report link state correctly.

-Nicolas Dade




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