nve0 nvidia onboard ethernet dies daily on 6.0 beta1
stijn at win.tue.nl
Fri Aug 19 10:59:11 GMT 2005
On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 12:27:28PM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote:
> I'm also interested in fixing the omnipresent nve-problems, but reading
> the manpages for nve(4) reveals the bad circumstance that this driver
> seems to be 'wrapped' around a Linux binary object. Nvidia obviously
> isn't willing to offer documentation about the chip's internals so it
> will be hard to develop an open source driver for this NIC. That sounds
> to me to get happy with a 'ever GIANT locked' nve NIC using FreeBSD 6.X
The Linux kernel includes a real opensource driver in the kernel for
some time now, called 'forcedeth'. It seems that this works better
than the nVidia driver.
For someone with enough driver-writing-fu it would be possible to look
at the linux code and port it (GPL), or even better, write a new BSD
licensed driver based on the things they do.
That someone is not me, however...
The unsaid part of what you're thinking.
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