"ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready"

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 10:22:58 PST 2009


thomas at equinox.homelinux.org wrote:
> Many thanks to all the replyers!
> 
> I'd like to fix that "being late" of the network card/driver instead of
> doing some workarounds if somehow possible.
> If there is no "fix" then it would be great if there would be a way to
> wait until the link becomes ready before continue starting other network
> services which would probably fail.
> 
> Do you see such a message on your PC?  Or is it a e1000e-driver specific
> thing and therefore only for a few people?
> 
>> Btw, the e1000e driver is used for the "02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel
>> Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller" in my Thinkpad (T60).
> And kernel 2.6.31.5 and .6

Actually the e1000e driver is not a problem on my system:

00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network
Connection (rev 02)

[    2.292543] e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 0.3.3.4-k4
[    2.292790] e1000e: Copyright (c) 1999-2008 Intel Corporation.
[    2.293068]   alloc irq_desc for 21 on cpu 0 node 0
[    2.293070]   alloc kstat_irqs on cpu 0 node 0
[    2.293072] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> 
IRQ 21
[    2.293328] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    2.293381]   alloc irq_desc for 30 on cpu 0 node 0
[    2.293382]   alloc kstat_irqs on cpu 0 node 0
[    2.293388] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 30 for MSI/MSI-X

[    2.362360] 0000:00:19.0: eth0: (PCI Express:2.5GB/s:Width x1) 
00:25:64:38:ec:dd
[    2.362798] 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
[    2.363081] 0000:00:19.0: eth0: MAC: 8, PHY: 8, PBA No: 2021ff-0ff

   -- Bruce



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