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pc386/i386ex ne2000 drivers
- Date: Fri, 06 Aug 1999 12:09:33 -0700
- From: erik.ivanenko at utoronto.ca (erik.ivanenko)
- Subject: pc386/i386ex ne2000 drivers
Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> Date: Fri, 06 Aug 1999 09:50:54 -0700
> From: "erik.ivanenko" <erik.ivanenko at utoronto.ca>
> I've been trying to get the ne2000 driver from the pc386 distribution to
> work on the ACER board. I know that the ne2000 driver from the i386ex
> bsp works with the ne2000 I have, so I suppose that is the driver I
> should be using....
> However, there are many differences between the two, some are quite
> substantive. Can someone tell me why the driver was changed so much?
> Perhaps I should be trying to get the pc386 driver working properly
> I don't see an ne2000 driver in the i386ex BSP in the 19990709
> snapshot. I see an 82596 driver, which uses DMA. The ne2000 is based
> on the 8390, and does not support DMA. Naturally the two drivers are
> very different. So I think at least one of us doesn't understand
My apologies. I've been using an older version of ne2k.c for so long that
I assumed it went with the distribution.
The ne2k driver I use is quite old. It did originally appear with the pc386
BSP. I altered it slightly so that bootp would work properly. The latest
incarnation of the driver does not work at all on my card:
PCM 3660 PC104 version. Chipset = RTL8010AS
It does not even get the ethernet address from the board correctly... bootpc
reports that it is using a hw address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF.
There were quite a few changes to the code. Does anyone recall what bugs were
being addressed by the changes?
I wish I could tell you what version I use, but it was back when there was
only a "network" subdirectory. I submitted a patch to make ne2k work with
bootp. That is that last change I was aware of, since my i386ex BSP sucked
up and froze that particular incarnation of the ne2k.c code.
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