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[DESC] r8169 patches

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Subject: [DESC] r8169 patches
From: Francois Romieu <romieu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 00:41:00 +0200
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Here comes a new serie of r8169 related patches which should allow
the motivated users to experiment new features, namely:
- Rx/Tx checksum offload;
- vlan support;
- better ethtool integration.

Tx code apart, the changes exhibit some strong similarity with the
8139cp driver.

I have not done vlan-dedicated test and there are no figures to highlight
any performance improvement. The code does not crash in a (really slow)
debug enabled -mm kernel and it does not seem to add huge leak.

Remarks/comments/test reports welcome.


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