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Re: [DESC] r8169 patches

To: Francois Romieu <romieu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [DESC] r8169 patches
From: Jon Mason <jdmason@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 10:09:40 -0500
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I've been running the driver with all of the new patchs on my AMD64 system for 
over 36 hours without any problems.  I have Rx/TX checksumming enabled, but 
have not tried the VLAN changes.

On Monday 23 August 2004 05:41 pm, Francois Romieu wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Ueimor

Jon Mason

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