0 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2010 2:49 PM by RJLohman RSS

    Problem with 82573V Gb Network Adapter and e1000e driver for Linux

    RJLohman

      All:

      I'm new to the forum & hoping this is the place for this...

       

      I have a whitebox server with three network adapters, two gigabit adapters using the intel 82573V chips, and an intel pro/100 adapter based on the 82562 chip. These are embedded on an MSI motherboard. None are passing traffic.

       

      I initially booted the box using a Knoppix 5.0.1 CD, and the NICs worked fine. When I installed CentOS 5.4, no joy. Interestingly, Intel recommends the e1000e driver (which I am using), but the Knoppix CD used the e1000 driver. Anyway, I pulled an updated e1000e driver from elrepo (a CentOS software repository), installed it, and verified that it was in use with 'ethtool --driver eth2', and the correct driver/version was displayed.

       

      Symptoms are no traffic passes, rx/tx packet counts in ifconfig are both 0 (no errors, either). Routing table looks fine; three routes: one for 169.x.x.x, 172.16.x.x (my subnet), and one for 0.0.0.0, all destined for eth2, and all up. When I ping 127.0.0.1, and the local adapter address, I get good replies. As soon as I ping a remote host on my subnet, I get 'Destination host unreachable'.

       

      Now, at one point, I actually got it to work. I applied a small patch from Intel to change a value in the EEPROM, rebooted as instructed, and the adapter came up and passed traffic. I did a 'yum update' to update the OS and installed packages, and shortly thereafter, everything stopped working again. It's still referencing the same e1000e driver, however.

       

      Here's the output of lspci -vv:

      00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
           Subsystem: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller
           Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0
           Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information
      
      00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
           Subsystem: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0
           Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 129
           Region 0: Memory at d0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
           Region 1: I/O ports at da00 [size=8]
           Region 2: Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
           Region 3: Memory at d0380000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
           Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
      
      00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
           Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
           I/O behind bridge: 0000a000-0000afff
           Memory behind bridge: d0000000-d00fffff
           Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
           BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
           Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
                Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag+
                Device: Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
                Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal+ Unsupported-
                Device: RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
                Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
                Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Port 1
                Link: Latency L0s <256ns, L1 <4us
                Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk+ ExtSynch-
                Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1
                Slot: AtnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AtnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug+ Surpise+
                Slot: Number 16, PowerLimit 10.000000
                Slot: Enabled AtnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet- CmdCplt- HPIrq-
                Slot: AttnInd Unknown, PwrInd Unknown, Power-
                Root: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- PME-
           Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
                Address: fee00000  Data: 40b1
           Capabilities: [90] #0d [0000]
           Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
      
      00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
           Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
           I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
           Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d01fffff
           Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
           BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
           Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
                Device: Supported: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag+
                Device: Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
                Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal+ Unsupported-
                Device: RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
                Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
                Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Port 2
                Link: Latency L0s <256ns, L1 <4us
                Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk+ ExtSynch-
                Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1
                Slot: AtnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AtnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug+ Surpise+
                Slot: Number 17, PowerLimit 10.000000
                Slot: Enabled AtnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet- CmdCplt- HPIrq-
                Slot: AttnInd Unknown, PwrInd Unknown, Power-
                Root: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- PME-
           Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable+
                Address: fee00000  Data: 40b9
           Capabilities: [90] #0d [0000]
           Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
      
      00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
           Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1
           Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0
           Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 161
           Region 4: I/O ports at db00 [size=32]
      
      00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
           Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dimension 3100
           Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0
           Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 161
           Region 0: Memory at d03c0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
           Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
      
      00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0
           Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
           I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
           Memory behind bridge: d0200000-d02fffff
           Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
           BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
           Capabilities: [50] #0d [0000]
      
      00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
           Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
           Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0
      
      00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
           Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA Controller
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0
           Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 145
           Region 0: I/O ports at <unassigned>
           Region 1: I/O ports at <unassigned>
           Region 2: I/O ports at <unassigned>
           Region 3: I/O ports at <unassigned>
           Region 4: I/O ports at f000 [size=16]
           Region 5: Memory at d03c3000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
           Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold-)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
      
      00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
           Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller
           Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 145
           Region 4: I/O ports at 0500 [size=32]
      
      01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573V Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
           Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Unknown device 6280
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
           Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 193
           Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
           Region 2: I/O ports at a000 [size=32]
           Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
           Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
                Address: 00000000fee00000  Data: 40c1
           Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
                Device: Supported: MaxPayload 256 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag-
                Device: Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us
                Device: AtnBtn- AtnInd- PwrInd-
                Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
                Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
                Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
                Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM unknown, Port 0
                Link: Latency L0s <128ns, L1 <64us
                Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk+ ExtSynch-
                Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1
      
      02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573V Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
           Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Unknown device 6280
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
           Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 217
           Region 0: Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
           Region 2: I/O ports at b000 [size=32]
           Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
           Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable+
                Address: 00000000fee00000  Data: 40d9
           Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
                Device: Supported: MaxPayload 256 bytes, PhantFunc 0, ExtTag-
                Device: Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us
                Device: AtnBtn- AtnInd- PwrInd-
                Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
                Device: RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
                Device: MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
                Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM unknown, Port 0
                Link: Latency L0s <128ns, L1 <64us
                Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 64 bytes CommClk+ ExtSynch-
                Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1
      
      03:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
           Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Unknown device 6280
           Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
           Latency: 32 (2000ns min, 14000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
           Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 153
           Region 0: Memory at d0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
           Region 1: I/O ports at c000 [size=64]
           Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
                Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
                Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

       

      ... and the output from ifconfig and route -n:

      eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:D3:BC:14:A5  
                inet addr:172.16.25.6  Bcast:172.16.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
                UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
                RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
      
      lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
                inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
                inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
                UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
                RX packets:11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                TX packets:11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
                RX bytes:896 (896.0 b)  TX bytes:896 (896.0 b)
      
      Kernel IP routing table
      Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
      169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0 eth2
      172.16.0.0      0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     0      0        0 eth2
      0.0.0.0         172.16.25.254   0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth2

      ... and the output from ethtool --driver eth2 and ethtool eth2:

      driver: e1000e
      version: 1.1.2.1a-NAPI
      firmware-version: 0.15-1
      bus-info: 0000:02:00.0
      
      Settings for eth2:
           Supported ports: [ TP ]
           Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                   100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
                                   1000baseT/Full 
           Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
           Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                   100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
                                   1000baseT/Full 
           Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
           Speed: Unknown! (65535)
           Duplex: Unknown! (255)
           Port: Twisted Pair
           PHYAD: 1
           Transceiver: internal
           Auto-negotiation: on
           Supports Wake-on: pumbag
           Wake-on: g
           Current message level: 0x00000001 (1)
           Link detected: no

       

      ...and the output from lsmod and a copy of my /etc/modprobe.conf:

      Module                  Size  Used by
      ipv6                  267617  10 
      xfrm_nalgo             13381  1 ipv6
      crypto_api             12609  1 xfrm_nalgo
      lockd                  63081  0 
      sunrpc                145405  2 lockd
      dm_mirror              24393  0 
      dm_multipath           24909  0 
      scsi_dh                11713  1 dm_multipath
      parport_pc             29157  0 
      lp                     15849  0 
      parport                37513  2 parport_pc,lp
      e1000e                141520  0 
      i2c_i801               11725  0 
      pcspkr                  7105  0 
      e100                   36809  0 
      i2c_core               23745  1 i2c_i801
      mii                     9409  1 e100
      dm_raid45              67145  0 
      dm_message              6977  1 dm_raid45
      dm_region_hash         15681  1 dm_raid45
      dm_log                 14657  3 dm_mirror,dm_raid45,dm_region_hash
      dm_mod                 63225  4 dm_mirror,dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_log
      dm_mem_cache            9537  1 dm_raid45
      usb_storage            77473  0 
      ahci                   34889  0 
      ata_piix               23621  0 
      libata                157317  2 ahci,ata_piix
      sd_mod                 25281  0 
      scsi_mod              141717  4 scsi_dh,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
      ext3                  125001  1 
      jbd                    57321  1 ext3
      uhci_hcd               25421  0 
      ohci_hcd               24553  0 
      ehci_hcd               33869  0 
      
      /etc/modprobe.conf:
      alias eth0 e100
      alias eth1 e1000e
      alias eth2 e1000e
      alias scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
      alias scsi_hostadapter1 ahci
      alias scsi_hostadapter2 usb-storage

       

      ...and the output from ping tests (172.16.25.6 is the local Intel Gb adapter, 172.16.25.5 is a remote host on the same subnet):

      PING 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
      64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.023 ms
      64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.006 ms
      64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.007 ms
      64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.005 ms
      64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.006 ms
      
      --- 127.0.0.1 ping statistics ---
      5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4001ms
      rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.005/0.009/0.023/0.007 ms
      
      PING 172.16.25.6 (172.16.25.6) 56(84) bytes of data.
      64 bytes from 172.16.25.6: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.010 ms
      64 bytes from 172.16.25.6: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.006 ms
      64 bytes from 172.16.25.6: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.006 ms
      64 bytes from 172.16.25.6: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.005 ms
      64 bytes from 172.16.25.6: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.006 ms
      
      --- 172.16.25.6 ping statistics ---
      5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4003ms
      rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.005/0.006/0.010/0.003 ms
      
      PING 172.16.25.5 (172.16.25.5) 56(84) bytes of data.
      From 172.16.25.6 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
      From 172.16.25.6 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
      From 172.16.25.6 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable
      From 172.16.25.6 icmp_seq=5 Destination Host Unreachable
      
      --- 172.16.25.5 ping statistics ---
      5 packets transmitted, 0 received, +4 errors, 100% packet loss, time 3999ms
      , pipe 3

       

      With no luck from precompiled drivers, I pulled the source for the latest version: 1.1.2.1a-NAPI and installing everything I needed to compile. I compiled the driver, removed the old driver per the README with rmmod e1000e, then did a modprobe e1000e to insert the new module. response was:

       

      # modprobe e1000e
      PCI: Enabling device 0000:01-00.0 (0000 -> 0003)
      PCI: Enabling device 0000:02-00.0 (0000 -> 0003)

      which looks positive, at least. I did a 'service network restart' to unload/reload drivers and restart networking, but still no joy. Symptoms are identical.

       

      At this point, I'm absolutely stuck. Any ideas (besides shorter posts )?

       

      Thanks in advance.

      RJLohman