Kris404, on Sep 10 2011, 05:26 PM, said:
hnak, worked fine on the official Apple Dual Gigabit Ethernet Card under Lion modifying the ID to 0x10f68086.
Had issues using Intel82574L.kext (card gets recognized but dies on activity)
Is 'Link Aggregation' using LACP supported by this driver?
As I have never tried link aggregation, no idea.
I don't know any methods specifically defined for link aggregation in IOKit, though it may exist.
If Network preference panel allows activating aggregation, it is supported by an upper layer. Just try and see what happens.
waha, on Sep 10 2011, 09:31 PM, said:
It starts working when the AFP connection times out and I can force unmount it. I don't think it's related to AFP though since all network traffic dies, can't even ping other machines on my local network. But I'll do the same test with SMB and see what happens -- unsure if it'll trigger it though as SMB doesn't perform nearly as well as AFP for me (30-40mb/sec vs. 70-80mb/sec with AFP)
I guess the driver's output buffer becomes full when networking stalls. In the case, any outgoing packets are discarded - so even ping does not work. I suspect AFP repeatedly tries to send many small packets in the case.
You can use Network Utility to check if the counts of in/out/error packets change.
If so, as the number of buffer is hard-coded (256, probably) , there is no solution to the problem unless you change the value in the source and built the driver.