[tulip-bug] tulip not correctly identifying LNE100TX
Tue Jul 9 15:34:01 2002
On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Donald Becker wrote:
> > IIRC 00:04:5A is only on newer LNE100TX's, older
> > model LNE100TX's with Centaur-P use 00:20:78.
> ... making my point about station addresses not identifying boards.
It did change exactly at rev4 to rev4.1, IIRC. As to whether its useful
information is another story altogether.
> > It may be possible to use the MAC to specifically identify other cards
> > that have unique tweaking requirements.
> The ADMtek Centaur is an all-in-one chip. There is no way for a board
> designer to screw it up, so there no reason to identify the specific
This may be true for Centaur, but perhaps could be applied to other tulip
clones which require special tweaks or manual workarounds.
> If the board subsystem ID is unique, it's easy enough to add a new table
> entry to match only that ID. The only reason to do this is for a
> friendly detection message, not to fix a bug. Thus I won't add a table
> entry unless I'm very certain of the information.
Vendors populating PCI subsystem IDs of any hardware seems very rare, even
though it would be immensely helpful :-/
But arent there some tulip clones which require special tweaks or
workarounds, especially some multiport cards? If it were possible to
positively identify them through MAC/subsystem ID or a combination, it
might be useful.
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