> I use a quite big PC with RedHat-7.1, Kernel version 2.4.2. This PC
> features 13 PCI slots, 8 of them are equipped with "Integrated Device
> Tech IDT77211 ATM Adapter" (NICStar). We use those 8 ATM ports with some
> CLIP network layer for testing purposes of network components.
> From time to time, one of the ATM cards seems to hang in such a way,
> that it is not able to send or receive or both data from the ATM
> interface. All physical connections are okay. When I shutdown, switch
> off and then on the computer, then the problem disappears. I presume
> some chip on the ATM card runs into some dead-end state. AS a matter of
> fact, reboot of the computer is quite embarassing.
> Does anybody know a way to reset and restart the chips on the NICStar
> ATM card by SW means without having to reboot the PC ?
Check your logs and "dmesg" when the card locks up to see if it's
something driver related. If you can get conditions to reproduce it
reliably, recompile the driver with full debugging and log the results
so you can identify the bug. Even if it is the card and not a driver
problem, you might be able to patch around it.
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