USB->ethernet (linksys) and 2.3.99-pre3 kernel

USB->ethernet (linksys) and 2.3.99-pre3 kernel

Post by Brya » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00

just tried the 2.3 kernel for the first time (I needed usb/ethernet
for my new i-opener) ;-)

it does work!  very cool..

but I'm not sure why the linksys adapter doesn't show LINK on its led.
the switch I connect the cat5 cable to shows link and I can ssh (etc)
to and from the box just fine.  is the link light at all software
controlled?  sounds unlikely but I'm not sure why a brand new usb
adapter would have a broken link led.

(as an aside, I was very surprised how easy it was to get usb/ethernet
working with this very new [to me] device; I know the 2.2 kernel and
its net.devices pretty well; and I was able to get the usb/ether
device up and working without reading ANY docs - just running 'make
menuconfig', taking good guesses at things, then make bzdisk and
reboot.  wow.  that was friggin' EASY <g> )

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1. Kernel 2.3.99-pre3 & inode.c problem

Everytime when I shut my linux system down and it's booted a recent 2.3
kernel (including the current latest 2.3.99-pre3) I get millions of error

iput: inode 00:03/<some large number> count wrapped

an error message out of inode.c.

When the system reboots (after a reset) the only filesystem that needs
checking is / and there are no errors.

Booting with 2.2 works fine.

Any ideas what is causing the problem ?

other questions: what filesystem is 00:03 ????
if I do a global find on the inode number reported, no file is found.

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