[eepro100] Performance improvement.
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 11:53:26 +0200
> why not sign an NDA with intel... like others have
> and provide your open source eepro equivalent driver too ???
I have been trying to sign an NDA with intel for e1000 about half a year
now, nobody there has ever answered my e-mail, our product manager is in
charge of it now but as far as I know he did not get far. this is actually
the first time I have heard from someone with in Intel.
> but why not work with existing eepro100 driver distributers ??
As I mentioned earlier the eepro100 does not have Interrupt mitigation, you
need the spec's to do that.
From: Alvin Oga [mailto:aoga@Mail.Linux-Consulting.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 3:22 AM
To: Ofer Fryman
Cc: 'Eldar, Dori'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Subject: RE: [eepro100] Performance improvement.
why not sign an NDA with intel... like others have
and provide your open source eepro equivalent driver too ???
am thinking...since the local pc store downstairs sometimes
work with Intels "new products" guys...maybe we can wiggle a
license out of them for your new drivers ???
i think like most nda, you cannot give out proprietory data
and share info etc...etc..
- dont think there'd be any problem with giving away
your version of eepro100 drivers ??
- but why not work with existing eepro100 driver distributers ??
On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Ofer Fryman wrote:
> Hello Dori,
> I got some response from people that Intel does not use GNU license for
> their driver, so after looking at the license, which is scary, I left this
> issue erased all code that is relevant to it, I really do not want to get
> trouble with Intel simply for trying to improve their products. I am now
> looking for another chip that as an open source driver with interrupt
> mitigation support.
> Any way after improving only the eepro100 I got 400Mbit throughput (in and
> out, 800Mbit passes through the driver and the card) with large packets
> (1518Bytes), off course I use 66/64 PCI bus, my trouble remained with
> packets due to no interrupt mitigation, I will be happy to share my
> code, since there is no restrictions on it.
> If you can help me get Intel's permission to work on their driver, and
> get some specs on the interrupt mitigation I will be glad to go back to
> improve this driver.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eldar, Dori [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 10:02 PM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: Re: [eepro100] Performance improvement.
> I combined eepro100 and e100 drivers, I now get throughput of 84K short
> packets, still it is bad, is there any one out there who need performance
> improvement that can help improve the driver more?, I will be glad to
> the new code with everybody.
> Well I'm interested to see your code, can you send it to me or post it
> where ?
> Thanks Dori
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