[eepro100-bug] Intel 82562
Wed Dec 4 14:39:02 2002
Can anyone comment on the current and potential future suitability of the eepro100 driver for the Intel 82562 LAN controller?
There was some talk about supporting it under kernel 2.4.19:
I notice some updates in the change log:
<firstname.lastname@example.org> (02/04/04 184.108.40.206)
Merge some new PCI IDs from 2.5.x e100 to eepro100 net driver.
I am looking at a motherboard (845GL) which uses the 82562ET and am wondering if the LAN controller will ever work under Linux.
Accoring to the Intel docs it is backward compatible with the 82557, 82558 and 82559.
However, I read the Unsupported Boards section of http://www.scyld.com/network/ where it states that:
>No board with an on-board processor is supported, because these invariably have a proprietary/undocumented interface. (EEPro Server and Matrox multiport PCI switch cards fall into this category.)
Of course, Intel does provide excellent documentation as shown below in the datasheet for the 82801DB I/O Controller.
So where does this leave us? Would Donald Becker care to comment? TIA!