intel drivers vs. freebsd drivers

Patrick Proniewski patpro at
Fri Dec 21 15:02:42 PST 2007

On 21 déc. 2007, at 23:00, Jack Vogel wrote:

>> Jack Vogel (cc'd) is the Intel developer that maintains the FreeBSD
>> drivers. He should be able to shed more light on this question.

thanks Tom

> I don't know what uses the mii code but my drivers dont :)

ok, it's probably not related. I've found it with a `locate e1000`
I've just tried a `locate /em` with much more success.

> As for the Intel published version, its my same code but there tends
> to be some varations due to the time involved in the machinery
> within Intel to release something.
> A couple years ago there was a pretty big gap between the
> FreeBSD CVS code and the Intel, but since I took this job
> I have been working hard to bring the two as close together
> as possible.
> For instance, right now the latest driver for 6.3 or 7.0 is
> newer than that 6.6.6 driver.

I'm very pleased to read that!

> BTW, I'm on vacation (home reading, relaxing, and playing
> a lot of bass) so other than email don't expect anything from
> me til 1/7 :)

thanks a lot, and enjoy your vacation.


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