[tulip] Osicom 123400-21 40port card

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue Jul 30 18:41:01 2002

On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Jason Marshall wrote:

> > > which is a 4-port card with 4x 21140-AE,
> > 
> > That makes it an older board.
> 1996 is stamped on the board, so you're right on the money *8-)

> > > and two Lattice PLSI2032 (???)
> > 
> > That's an FPGA part number.  I don't know what a FPGA would be doing on
> > a four port NIC... do you see other transceiver chips?
> Haha, beats me -- There are also four "SEEQ" NQ80C269633's, but I don't
> know if they're what you're after.  At least there's four of those.

That's likely a Seeq (now owned by LSI Logic) transceiver made on the
33rd week of 1996.  What is the correct part number?  80222 is possible.

> Should I give the new 0.95 version a go?  


> > Errrmmm, no.  The driver actually goes to a great deal of effort to
> > reverse the common BIOS bug that incorrectly claims that the devices
> > behind a bridge are on separate IRQs.  The driver finds the first port
> > and copies the IRQ to the other ports.
> This board lists its interfaces bass-ackward.  It never occured to me that
> that might be an issue.

What is the full driver detection message?

> On the machine were all this stuff is working right, the MAC's are listed
> in ascending order...  Should I try the -DREVERSE_PROBE_ORDER thing?

Is the driver built-in or a module?

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