FreeBSD on Eeepc 1000h
pyunyh at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 16:17:48 PST 2008
On Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 09:33:21AM -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 01:56:27PM +0100, Sven Aluoor wrote:
> > On Sun, 2 Nov 2008 08:42:53 +0100
> > Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
> > > El d?a Sunday, November 02, 2008 a las 02:48:13AM +0300, Boris
> > > Samorodov escribi?:
> > > > Seems that you may be interested at:
> > > > http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=343551+0+current/freebsd-current
> > Hi Boris
> > This link reference to an empty document
> > > Known issues and FreeBSD work for the eeePC series are described here:
> > > http://wiki.freebsd.org/AsusEee
> > >
> > > HIH
> > Hi Matthias
> > Thanks for the wikipage. I quote from there:
> > Atheros L1 FastEthernet
> > This one is second generation of L1 controller which is supposed to be
> > heavily modified by Atheros after acquiring Attansic. This controller
> > uses different bits/meaning in register layouts and seems to use
> > different descriptor formats. This is not supported by the age(4)
> > driver.
> > In clear text: at the moment there is no driver available? Is this
> > correct?
That's not true anymore. There *IS* a driver, ale(4). See below.
> This might be applicable:
> I recently send Yong-Hyeon PYUN an Asus P5Q SE motherboard, solely to
> develop a driver for the Attansic L1 chip that's on the motherboard.
> After a few weeks he returned to me a driver called ate(4), which
> supports the Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 NICs. The description I
> got, as well as the driver:
> "Ok, here is a working driver, ate(4), for Atheros AR8121/AR8113
> and AR8114. It passed minimal functional requirement of network
> driver of FreeBSD but it still needs more test and cleanups.
> I'm not sure you have hardwares to test ate(4) but if you have
> it give it a try. Note it seems that the hardware, at least AR8121,
> has checksum offload bug so I disabled Tx side checksum offload.
> TSO seems to work though.
> The Tx performance is 920Mbps or higher but Rx performance
> is 850~870 Mbps which is lower than Tx. It also requires a lot of
> CPU cycles to push the hardware to limit but I think it comes from
> hardware limitation not from ate(4) itself."
> There is absolutely no guarantee that this is the same exact NIC used on
> the Asus Eee, but there's a chance.
One of FreeBSD developer also confirmed that ale(4) works on his
Eeepc 1000H. :-)
> This driver isn't publicly available yet, and I do not feel comfortable
> sending it to people here without Yong-Hyeon's permission. I've CC'd
> him so he can put it up on freebsd.org somewhere and let folks test it,
> assuming it will/does work with the Asus Eee.
I've sent CFT to CURRENT ML and waiting for feedbacks from users.
(For unknown reason archiving service of CURRENT ML does'nt seem to
work. :-( )
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