smc ezcard 10/100 boards, rtl8139 and diag

Donald Becker
Thu Dec 24 21:53:17 1998

On Thu, 24 Dec 1998, Marty Leisner wrote:

> I understand the SMC EZcard 10/100 uses the chip with this driver
> (the ethernet address it reports is right, it isn't working (yet) and
> the other information seems to be wrong...

What other info?
You can use 'mii-diag' to find the link status:

> (someone said this on comp.os.linux.hardware, I have no idea how he
> knows...the chip says SMC #####)

It's easy to print a label on a chip...  The RTL8139 even lets you store the
PCI vendor and device IDs in the EEPROM -- a "custom" board with very little

> +#ifndef __OPTIMIZE__
> +#error you need to turn on the optimizer
> +#endif

Good idea!
I'll see if this works with the older compiler versions (my initial tests
indicate that it does).

Donald Becker
USRA-CESDIS, Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences.
Code 930.5, Goddard Space Flight Center,  Greenbelt, MD.  20771

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