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Re: [ANNOUNCE] NAPI patches for 2.4.19-rc1

To: Jason Lunz <lunz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] NAPI patches for 2.4.19-rc1
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 10:37:10 -0400
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Organization: MandrakeSoft
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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?


tulip still has PCI posting bugs [1], and some clones don't support MMIO at all.

        Jeff



[1] you only notice this on a few chipsets, typically non-ia32 ones



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