Support for 3C996-SX? Or 3C985(b)-SX?
pyunyh at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 00:35:30 UTC 2007
On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 02:00:06PM +0100, Johan Str?m wrote:
> I'm about to buy a PCI 1000-SX network card, looking on eBay I've
> found both 3C996-SX and 3C985(b)-SX cards.
> Looking at http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.2R/hardware-
> i386.html#ETHERNET I can find "3Com 3c996-T (10/100/1000baseTX)", but
> not the SX?
> However, on http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.0R/hardware-
> i386.html#ETHERNET I can see "3Com 3c996-SX, 3c996-T".
> So, has the -SX support been removed or something?
> From the if_bge.c changelog (http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/
> src/sys/dev/bge/if_bge.c) I found this:
If my memory serve me right bge(4) supports 3Com 996SX.
I think I've used the 996SX to make bge(4) work on sparc64.
> Commit message by wpaul
> > Lastly, teach the driver how to recognize a 3c996B-SX by checking
> > the hardware config word in the EEPROM in order to detect the media.
> > We attach 5701 fiber cards correctly now, but I haven't verified that
> > they send/receive packets yet since I don't have a second fiber
> > interface at home. (I know that fiber 5700 cards work, so I'm
> > keeping my fingers crossed.)
> But this is from 4 years ago so.. not pretty recent and no followup
> in the log.
> So, is it supported or not? :)
> Also i found some 3c985(b) cards on eBay, a bit more expensive ($10
> or so..), but this uses the ti driver instead of bge. And from what I
> can see this driver does not support ALTQ. However, im not quite sure
I'm not sure Max Laier(mlaier@) already made a ALTQ patch for ti(4).
If you can test ti(4) on your box I can write a ALTQ patch for ti(4).
> i will need it anyway, since I will runt VLAN interface ontop of the
> device (and both bge and ti supports vlan), and vlan does not support
> altq anyway (which is kind of boring, any plans for it?)
> So, any suggestions? Which card should I choose? Or some other
> popular card in the same price range (ebay price range that is..)?
> Johan Str?m
> johan at stromnet.se
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