svn commit: r197358 - stable/7/share/man/man4

Marius Strobl marius at
Sun Sep 20 14:26:18 UTC 2009

Author: marius
Date: Sun Sep 20 14:26:17 2009
New Revision: 197358

  MFC: r194764
  - Update regarding the support for SBus GEM added in r194763 (MFC'ed
    in r197349).
  - Improve the description a bit and add a reference to vlan(4).

  stable/7/share/man/man4/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/7/share/man/man4/gem.4
--- stable/7/share/man/man4/gem.4	Sun Sep 20 14:20:00 2009	(r197357)
+++ stable/7/share/man/man4/gem.4	Sun Sep 20 14:26:17 2009	(r197358)
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd January 15, 2009
+.Dd June 14, 2009
 .Dt GEM 4
@@ -57,9 +57,16 @@ if_gem_load="YES"
-driver provides support for the GMac Ethernet hardware found mostly in
+driver provides support for the GMAC Ethernet hardware found mostly in
 the last Apple PowerBooks G3s and most G4-based Apple hardware, as
-well as many Sun UltraSPARCs.
+well as Sun UltraSPARC machines.
+All controllers supported by the                                               
+driver have TCP checksum offload capability for both receive and transmit,     
+support for the reception and transmission of extended frames for              
+.Xr vlan 4                                                                     
+and a 512-bit multicast hash filter.                                           
 Chips supported by the
@@ -84,6 +91,9 @@ driver at this time:
 Sun Gigabit Ethernet PCI 2.0/3.0 (GBE/P)
 (part no.\& 501-4373)
+Sun Gigabit Ethernet SBus 2.0/3.0 (GBE/S)
+(part no.\& 501-4375)
 On sparc64 the
@@ -108,15 +118,11 @@ the system's default MAC address.
 Supported interfaces having their own MAC address include the on-board
 Sun ERI 10/100 Mbps on boards equipped with more than one Ethernet interface
 and the Sun Gigabit Ethernet 2.0/3.0 GBE add-on cards.
-Currently the
-driver fails to attach to Sun Gigabit Ethernet SBus 2.0/3.0 (GBE/S) cards,
-as no SBus front-end has been written so far.
 .Xr altq 4 ,
 .Xr miibus 4 ,
 .Xr netintro 4 ,
+.Xr vlan 4 ,
 .Xr eeprom 8 ,
 .Xr ifconfig 8
@@ -132,9 +138,19 @@ version to include it was
 .An -nosplit
-driver was written by
+driver was written for
 .An Eduardo Horvath
 .Aq eeh at .
+It was ported to
+.An Thomas Moestl
+.Aq tmm at
+and later on improved by
+.An Marius Strobl
+.Aq marus at .
 The man page was written by
 .An Thomas Klausner
 .Aq wiz at .

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