nfe(4) vs. nve(4)

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Wed Jun 6 13:49:58 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 05:42:10PM +0900, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
P> As you know we have two drivers, nve(4) and nfe(4), in tree to serve
P> nVidia network adapters. nve(4) was the first driver for nVidia
P> network adapters and it relied on binary code(nvenetlib.o) from vendor
P> to access the hardware. Using the binary code revealed several issues
P> and David E. O'Brien imported FreeBSD nfe(4) which was ported by
P> Shigeaki Tagashira from OpenBSD nfe(4).

Just my 1 penny: we've got a lot of servers running 6.2-PRERELEASE
with nfe(4) driver. No problems encountered. nve(4) wasn't usable
when we started to deploy that mainboards.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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