[realtek-announce] rtl8139.c v1.13 1/9/2001 available for testing

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue, 9 Jan 2001 03:27:22 -0500 (EST)

The latest version of the rtl8139 is now available for testing at

Please send reports.

The CVS log entry reads
rtl8139.c:v1.13 1/9/2001

Added dynamic Rx ring sizing code.
Previously the driver would refuse to start if it couldn't allocate a 64KB
Rx ring.  A few people with smaller systems have had problems with this, so
the the size was statically reduced to 32KB.   The new code tries 32KB, 16KB
and 8KB ring buffers before giving up.  Note that the current code starts at
32KB, not 64KB.

Added a PCI table entry for the D-Link DFE-538.

Corrected the station address register writes:
Contrary to the documentation, the Cfg9346 register must be set to allow
configuration writes before changing the MAC address.

Set the Cfg9346 register before writing the MII_BMCR register on the

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