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Re: FW: Submission for S2io 10GbE driver

To: Grant Grundler <iod00d@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: FW: Submission for S2io 10GbE driver
From: Jes Sorensen <jes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05 Feb 2004 18:23:50 -0500
Cc: Leonid Grossman <leonid.grossman@xxxxxxxx>, "'Jeff Garzik'" <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, "'Anton Blanchard'" <anton@xxxxxxxxx>, "'Andi Kleen'" <ak@xxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, raghava.vatsavayi@xxxxxxxx
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>>>>> "Grant" == Grant Grundler <iod00d@xxxxxx> writes:

Grant> On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 02:09:09PM -0800, Leonid Grossman
Grant> wrote:
>> So, our ASIC is designed in a way that for a big endian machine the
>> swapper control need not be touched, and for little endian box both
>> register and DMA accesses have to be configured to swap - it would
>> be nice to have the same configuration working on all systems, but
>> this did not seem possible.

Grant> It's probably not. It sounds like the Tigon2 driver (acenic)
Grant> which has similar HW support. You see how endianess is handled
Grant> there.


I have a feeling Leonid is fairly familiar with the acenic design ;-)

But yes it's very similar, I made the same mistake originally in the
acenic driver trying to set different swap modes for little vs big


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