On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Jason Lunz wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 9:39AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Yes, MMIO will speed up pretty much any tulip card
> Why isn't it the default? Because the clones don't handle it?
It's the default in my driver, with -DUSE_IO_OPS to override.
The driver did need additional write flushes with a few operations. Don't
do this blindly, or you will end up with a driver that is much
slower than just using I/O operations (e.g. early 8139too drivers).
When I made the changes, I tested on a few dozen tulip cards. Do not
change a driver unless you have access to all of the chips and chip
revisions, as well as boards with all of the transceiver options.
There are a few NICs that either don't work with MMIO, or have different
register semantics. Early via-rhine chips and the rtl8139 are good
examples. Don't assume that if it works for you, the change is
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