[eepro100] pci 2.2

XH Xiao joyhaa@hotmail.com
Tue Apr 16 17:05:02 2002

>From: Donald Becker <becker@scyld.com>
>To: XH Xiao <joyhaa@hotmail.com>
>CC: <eepro100@scyld.com>
>Subject: Re: [eepro100] pci 2.2
>Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:18:55 -0400 (EDT)
>On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, XH Xiao wrote:
> > is there a PCI2.2 EEPRO100 card on the market(10/100M)?
>The Compaq NC3133 and 3135 claim v2.2 compliance
>   http://www.compaq.com/products/servers/networking/NC7132/
>That likely means that there are other i82559 boards with v2.2 support.

Both NC3133 and 3135 are indeed PCI2.2 universal card. they need a base 
adaptor for upgrade. expensive too...

> > I checked all the documents and they only mentioned PCI, however I need 
> > PCI2.2 or PCI Universal card on my motherboard.The slots are not PCI2.1
> > back-compatible.
>Huh?  Are you certain?  PCI v2.1 cards should work in v2.2 slots.  The
>new features are mostly minor tweaks.  The 3.3V aux and SMBus support
>are the interesting additions.

PCI2.2 universal card can work in PCI2.1 slots. However PCI2.1 card can not 
be used in PCI2.2 slots. First the slot is different, second the voltage is 
differenlt(5v vs. 3.3v)

> > I guess the eepro100 driver should be transparent for both PCI2.1 and
> > PCI2.2...
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