[eepro100] is there a working driver for linux alpha

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue Apr 30 18:16:13 2002

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Michael Barnes wrote:

> > We are using the same ethernet driver, but we are using the 2.4.14
> > kernel.  We are not having any problems.
> I don't know if the kernel has anything to do with these problems or
> not.  For right now, I'm stuck with the 2.4.9 kernel because the newer
> ones have issues with the SCSI controler (Symbios Logic 53c1010).  The
> kernel panics because it cannot find a harddisk.

I suspect the kernel.  Your earlier message indicates that the driver
failed to transmit _any_ packets.

The problem could be with the PCI bus-master parameters.
Check the driver detection message to verify that the self-test passed.
The self-test won't verify data transfer, but it will check that the
bus-master arbitration is at least minimally working.

> > If you want to try the e100 driver, I suggest that you download
> behavior I found with the e1000 (gigabit) driver, for a e1000 card.  (I
> have not found a gigabit card for the alpha either).

That's one advantage of the eepro100.c and intel-gige.c drivers -- they
were written to work on 64 bit and big-endian machine.  Intel doesn't
have the same motivation for multi-architecture compatibility.

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