Call for testers: patch for the dc(4) driver

Maxime Henrion mux at freebsd.org
Tue Sep 28 07:30:54 PDT 2004


Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 2:40 PM +0200 2004-09-28, Maxime Henrion wrote:
> 
> > I need people to give this patch a try and see if it doesn't break
> > anything.  It shouldn't cause any harm, but better safe than sorry.
> 
> 	You mean this one:
> 
> DC(4)                  FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                  
> DC(4)
> 
> NAME
>      dc -- DEC/Intel 21143 and clone 10/100 ethernet driver
> 
> SYNOPSIS
>      device miibus
>      device dc
> 
> DESCRIPTION
>      The dc driver provides support for several PCI fast ethernet adapters 
>      and
>      embedded controllers based on the following chipsets:
> 
>            o   DEC/Intel 21143
>            o   ADMtek AL981 Comet, AN985 Centaur, ADM9511 Centaur II and
>                ADM9513 Centaur II
>            o   ASIX Electronics AX88140A and AX88141
>            o   Conexant LANfinity RS7112 (miniPCI)
>            o   Davicom DM9009, DM9100, DM9102 and DM9102A
>            o   Lite-On 82c168 and 82c169 PNIC
>            o   Lite-On/Macronix 82c115 PNIC II
>            o   Macronix 98713, 98713A, 98715, 98715A, 98715AEC-C, 98725, 
>            98727
>                and 98732
>            o   Xircom X3201 (cardbus only)
> 
> 
> 	?

Well yes, the dc(4) driver. :-)

> > This patch allows the dc(4) driver to properly read the MAC address in
> > the EEPROM on FreeBSD/powerpc.  Andrew Gallatin tested it successfully
> > on his G4.  I'm particularly interested about people using dc(4) on
> > sparc64 since this arcihtecture is big endian.
> 
> 	I think the first trick will be to find someone who actually has 
> a dc(4) card in a SPARC64 box.

I know several people that do, there are Netra boxes out there that have
integrated Davicom dc(4) cards.  This is why I converted this driver to
busdma some time ago.

Cheers,
Maxime


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