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Old 11-10-04, 04:38 AM   #1
afbbsuid
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Default nvenet kernel messages

I've gotten a couple of strange "kernel messages" today related to the nv(e?)net module. One happened right after I sent an e-mail, the second after I had clicked "preview" in a forum BBS board [in fact, I think it was this one... yup, when I was posting about a missing DRI library message]

Here are the lines in question [from /var/log/messages]:
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Nov  9 00:51:01 BeastBoy kernel: nvenet_xmit - skb->len  > priv->max_frame_size
Nov  9 08:01:13 BeastBoy kernel: nvenet_xmit - skb->len  > priv->max_frame_size
Is there anything I need to worry about because of this?
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Old 11-10-04, 04:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: nvenet kernel messages

yes since nvnet isn't supported by nvidia you should change to the forcedeth driver. Nvidia contributed to it and are helping maintain it.
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Old 04-16-06, 12:11 AM   #3
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I find that odd given that the Nvidia site promotes the nvnet driver and the forcedeth driver does not seem to work with the on board LAN.

I am using an Asus A8N5X motherboard with the Nvidia chipset with Debian Linux (kernel 2.6.8-2) and forcedeth is a no go. The nvnet driver works, but keeps posting the error to syslog.

localhost kernel: nvenet_xmit - skb->len > priv->max_frame_size

I may need to just get an external card.
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Old 04-16-06, 12:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: nvenet kernel messages

This message is a known nvnet bug:
nvenet_xmit - skb->len > priv->max_frame_size

The latest forcedeth (version 0.49 or later) fully supports all hardware on the market.

Thanks,
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