[eepro100-bug] Re: Intel 82562 LAN controller
Wed Dec 4 14:39:18 2002
On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Bob Gorman wrote:
> 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:
No, that was me saying the my driver already supports the chip.
I can't control what is put into the kernel.
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> (02/04/04 18.104.22.168)
> Merge some new PCI IDs from 2.5.x e100 to eepro100 net driver.
That's a foolish thing to do -- you must understand how the driver works
before making changes.
> I am looking at a motherboard (845GL) which uses the 82562ET and am
> wondering if the LAN controller will ever work under a stock Linux kernel.
> According 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.)
This refers to crypto NICs.
> Of course, Intel does provide excellent documentation as shown below in the
> datasheet for the 82801DB I/O Controller.
Have you read it? That is _not_ a complete datasheet. It tell you how
to wire it up, and how to program the configuration EEPROM, but how to
use the NIC.
[[ I checked out the new datasheet -- it does document more status bits,
but it's still far from being a programming datasheet. ]]
> So where does this leave us? Would Donald Becker care to comment? TIA!
> Relates docs:
Donald Becker email@example.com
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