I'm using a Motorola ADS8260 (aka VADS) board and am having problems with
the reliability of the LXT970A PHY device.
When working in 100-Base-TX Half Duplex mode things are fine until the level
of traffic starts to increase (e.g. ping -f from a Linux) at which point the
LXT970A device will reset.
As far as I can see this reset is caused internally within the device - i.e.
its not caused by any software (BCSR or MII) action.
No errors are reported by the Ethernet Controller FCC2 but the LXT970 causes
an interrupt as FDS/MDINT goes low and a register dump confirms that a reset
has taken place.
As this is a commercial board I was wondering if anybody has either got
100-Base-TX to work reliably a high network loads or has seen a similar
David J Edgar