Latest Versions, kern 2.2 and kern 2.3

Wed Oct 6 12:56:19 1999

Actually, the exact same thing happened to me as a in-kernel driver, I've
neglected to report this since my primary focus was performance and reliability.
 Yes, I got 8 devices as well but since I have only one NIC card, I continued
testing.  Shame on me for failure to report.  Thanks for the point out...

Unfortunately, I won't return to address this myself as I'm on bereavement period
until next Wednesday.


Mark Hagger wrote:

> On Tue, 05 Oct 1999, Donald Becker wrote:>
> > The "kern-2.3" version will work with any kernel version.
> > But you need the pci-scan.[ch] and k_compat.h support files.
> >
> > The "test" version will work with all but the very latest kernel versions.
> > Everything you need to update is in the single driver file.
> Ok, great I had thought that was probably the case.
> I have now tried the eepro100-1.09t for kernel 2.3, but it only works
> correctly as a module.  If I compile it into the kernel then on bootup the
> kernel apparently picks up a large number of ethX devices, (eth0 to eth8 I
> think), all of which are apparently EtherExpress cards!  Obviously this isn't
> right, but the modular version has no such problems.  In fact when I tried this
> on a machine with a second card in it (an SMC Epic100 as it happens) the Epic
> card was never picked up properly, the spurious EtherExpress cards overrode it
> it seemed.
> Was I doing something odd?  Or is this a glitch that you know about?
> Mark

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