intel drivers vs. freebsd drivers

Patrick Proniewski patpro at
Fri Dec 21 02:09:44 PST 2007

On 21 déc. 07, at 10:03, Gergely CZUCZY wrote:

>> I've just discovered that Intel provides some drivers for the  
>> Intel PRO/1000 Family on FreeBSD:
>> I was wondering: is there any point in running those drivers  
>> instead of the freebsd ones, performance wise of course.

> AFAIK these are the drivers that can be found in the base system as  
> well.
> Intel's drivers are pretty fine, there's no need to write new ones.

I've made a quick comparison between /usr/src/sys/dev/mii/e1000phy.c  
(freebsd 6.2) and e1000_phy.c (as part of the em-6.6.6.tgz provided  
by Intel), and the too files are quite different.
But well, I'm not a developer, and that's probably not significant.


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