TS-75XX Errata ethhang
|Synopsis||160ms Delay with ETH0 Disconnected|
|Affected||All TS-75XX/TS-4500 Boards|
The Cavium STR8100 NIC driver was programmed with 160ms delays when Ethernet is physically disconnected (see function static void internal_phy_patch_check(int init) of .../drivers/net/str8100/star_nic.c). This causes delayed responses in real-time applications such as canctl. When Ethernet is physically connected, the issue is nonexistent.
TS-75XX/TS-4500 users wanting to utilize real-time responses without Ethernet plugged in will need to either:
1. Bring the eth0 interface down with the command:
ifconfig eth0 down
2. Recompile the kernel without the Ethernet driver from Cavium (.../drivers/net/str8100/star_nic.c)