Marvell YukonII Status Update?

Dmitry Pryanishnikov dmitry at
Mon Sep 18 05:25:43 PDT 2006


On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> Last I checked somebody was developing an experimental driver and
> Marvell had just released the code to their FreeBSD 5.x/6.x driver:
> mykbsd60x86- (bindary kmod package)
> mykbsd60x86- (source code)

  I can confirm that this (mykbsd60x86- package compiles and
attaches OK to both of built-in LAN controllers on the ASUS P5W DH motherboard
under mid-August RELENG_6:

myk0: <Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Ver.> port
  0xa800-0xa8ff mem 0xff7fc000-0xff7fffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci3
myk0: Ethernet address: 00:17:31:ee:d1:aa
myk1: <Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Ver.> port
  0xb800-0xb8ff mem 0xff8fc000-0xff8fffff irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci4
myk1: Ethernet address: 00:17:31:ee:d8:7f

Data transfers (at least in media auto-detect mode) also work OK both in
10/FULL and 100/FULL mode (haven't tried 1000 yet).

> Has checksum offloading or the performance problems been fixed? Has
> Marvell updated their driver? Is someone going to commit Marvell's
> driver to -CURRENT? And what's happening with the experimental driver?

So I've got 2 questions:

1. Has situation with this driver improved somehow (is somebody going to
    support it and commit into the CURRENT)?

2. What kinds of performance problems / stability issues should I expect
    with the driver in it's current state under 6-STABLE?

Sincerely, Dmitry
Atlantis ISP, System Administrator
e-mail:  dmitry at
nic-hdl: LYNX-RIPE

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