Ultra 5 gigabit NIC
marius at alchemy.franken.de
Mon Jun 6 20:38:42 GMT 2005
On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 05:48:09PM +0200, Dean Strik wrote:
> Sten Spans wrote:
> > On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Doug White wrote:
> > >On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Evan Sayer wrote:
> > >
> > >>Can anyone recommend a reliable gigabit NIC for a Sun Ultra 5 under
> > >>FreeBSD 5.2.1?
> > >
> > >Considering the U5 only has 32 bit 33MHz PCI, it'll never even get close
> > >to pushing that much b/w so as long as its supported under sparc64 you
> > >should be fine.
> > Sun gigabit 1/2 isn't supported afaik.
> Er, I guess gem(4) covers that, though I haven't ever tried one in a
> FreeBSD box yet.
It at least doesn't support the fibre ones as those use a SERDES chip
instead of a MII bus with a PHY chip and gem(4) currently doesn't
support the former. I think there are no GEM based copper GigE cards
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