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 From:  Jukka Salmi <jukka dash m0n0wall at 2004 dot salmi dot ch>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] net4501/net4801/WRAP IPsec throughput comparison
 Date:  Wed, 16 Jun 2004 14:42:45 +0200
Manuel Kasper --> m0n0wall (2004-06-15 18:44:27 +0200):
> It really looks like an IRQ issue - otherwise I wouldn't know how to
> explain why both cards worked on a WRAP (which AFAIR doesn't share
> any PCI IRQs), and why the PCI card (with the exact same chip I
> presume) would work while the miniPCI version doesn't.

That would make sense, but no IRQs are shared on my net4501, too.

This morning I tried the vpn1411 card with two older net4501 running
m0n0wall 1.0 - and it worked! Except for the battery I can see no
difference between those older and the new net4501 systems.

So I tested twelve net4501, two of them detected the vpn1411 fine, the
rest didn't. Unfortunately that rest is ten, and that's is a little
bit too much for saying it to be faulty hardware...

Another strange thing: after booting with inserted vpn1411, shutting
down, removing the card and booting again, m0n0wall prints on the
index page:

	Hardware crypto  	 Hifn 7951

although previous kernel output didn't show any detection of Hifn
devices (of course, the card is not inserted). Executing /sbin/dmesg
(using /exec.php) surprisingly shows those lines:

hifn0 mem 0xa0001000-0xa0001fff,0xa0000000-0xa0000fff irq 10 at device 16.0 on pci0
hifn0: Hifn 7951, rev 0, 128KB sram, 193 sessions

Strange, no card is physically present! What could be the reason for this?


Regards, Jukka

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