Recommendation for 1000BASE-SX card?

Danial Thom danial_thom at
Thu Jun 1 07:45:21 PDT 2006

--- Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:

> Danial Thom wrote:
> > Also keep in mind that the bge driver is a
> piece
> > of crap; driver quality is a much more
> telling
> > factor in these free OS's than the card in
> many
> > cases. The EM and FXP are the only drivers
> worth
> > anything (mainly because neither were written
> by
> > mass-driver mill man Bill Paul).
> No doubt you've written a truly remarkable
> replacement driver which your email 
> is too small to contain.  Unlike Fermat,
> however, you've presumably hidden the 
> proof under the bridge where only trolls may
> go.
> I'm tempted to set a Followup-to: header to
> -chat or maybe /dev/null...

What exactly is wrong with all of you people
anyway? Clearly there are drivers that are well
supported and drivers that aren't. There are
people out there trying to run their businesses
and you seem to want to pretend that everything
is just peachy and that everything can be tweaked
and tuned a bit to be usable.

The poor guy goes out and buys a big honking
machine with dual opterons (probably) and he's
getting half of the performance out of the box
because he's using an ethernet controller thats a
piece of crap, or a driver thats a piece of crap,
or maybe both. If you're going to call people who
tell the truth about things trolls, so be it, but
all you're doing is showing your own delusional
view of the world, or your own stupidity as an
engineer, if you just think that everything works
so damn well.


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