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Re: Network card driver problem (znb.o/tulip)

To: Francois Romieu <romieu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Network card driver problem (znb.o/tulip)
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 20 Mar 2005 09:05:46 -0500
Cc: Jon Mason <jdmason@xxxxxxxxxx>, Kosta Todorovic <kostodo@xxxxxxxxx>, Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx, tulip-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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I have those 4 port cards(quiet a few i may add and used in all my
experiments on NAPI with 10/100 etc for the last few eons) and they work
just fine with standard linux driver on my 32 bit hardware - not sure
about 64 bit.
There is one subtle difference. They use SYM PHY.
Donald Beckers drivers had this right - the current tulip driver still
has it wrong. I attempted to incorporate Donalds fixes a while back:

In my experience i have found even with current tulip driver no issues 
unless you start doing things like 10Mbps half-duplex. I.e you dont need
the SYM PHY support.


On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 10:23, Francois Romieu wrote:
> Jon Mason <jdmason@xxxxxxxxxx> :
> [...]
> > The ZNXY website provides the driver source for the 4port adapter (and it 
> > is 
> > GPL'ed), but it seems to me that this is really an issue of getting the 
> > adapter to work with the "real" kernel driver, tulip.
> There are no sources for the rlk.O file and the driver suffers a bit from
> the usual out-of-tree hal braindamage. Both can probably be worked around
> but I would not make my business depend on the availability of a sane
> driver within a reasonable timescale.
> --
> Ueimor

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