[tulip] Tulip and PowerPC endian issue?

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu Jan 30 14:44:01 2003

On 30 Jan 2003, Jim Rowe wrote:
> Excellent! That was the trick. Thanks for your help Donald. 

OK, just to summarize:

  There is a bug in the kernel's tulip driver that byte-swaps the
  station address when used with the Comet chip.

  The bug may manifest itself as the ability to ping but not communicate
  with TCP or UDP.  The exact symptoms depend on the station address and
  the local router configuration.

  The driver from Scyld works correctly, but does require that the
  interface go through a hard-power-off if the flawed kernel driver is
  run first.

Please confirm that this is the case.

Donald Becker				becker@scyld.com
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