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Z77-DS3H [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac

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My build is with Z77-DS3H (1.0) board which is based on atheros ethernet.
My driver is ALXEthernet 1.0.2 (from multibeast 5.2.1), but it frequently show error to me, and usually make the network interface down or system hang.

The situation is very poor, even I can not finish a whole progress of TimeMachine Backup ( about 110G bytes ). Each time, the progress reaches 30G~40G, the system should hang.

The error log is below:


kirbyzhou@KirbyPro:~ $ fgrep -i alx /var/log/system.log
Mar 22 22:55:24 localhost kernel[0]: ALXEthernet: Ethernet address 90:2b:34:3d:99:e7
Mar 22 23:02:44 KirbyPro.local sudo[760]: kirbyzhou : TTY=ttys000 ; PWD=/System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/rm -fr ALXEthernet.kext/
Mar 22 23:36:18 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:36:20 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:36:22 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:36:53 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:37:01 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:37:24 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:37:54 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:38:25 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:38:55 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:05 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:07 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:09 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:11 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:13 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:15 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:17 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:20 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:22 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:24 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:26 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:28 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:30 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:32 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:34 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:36 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:39:39 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:40:09 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:40:34 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:40:38 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:40:44 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:40:48 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:40:53 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:40:58 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:41:11 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:41:13 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:41:17 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
Mar 22 23:41:20 KirbyPro kernel[0]: [ALXEthernet] Hardware Error: error when reset mac
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The latest info:

I choose to fallback to AtherosL1cEthernet-1.2.3, TimeMachine progress can go over 55G today, and it is continue running now.
I will come back to report the final result.
 
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AtherosL1cEthernet-1.2.3 seems much stable than ALXEthernet-1.0.2 on my build.

The TimeMachine backup progress is finished now.
 
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I had the same problem i think you have to update to latest driver and disable ethenetbuiltin

Hi, How about your ALXEthernet?
It works well now?
 
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