> A general Linux/Mips query now, are any offboard Ethernet cards supported
> yet? I have a number of DEC DEPCA? Ethernet cards (which have Linux
> drivers in the x86 Linux world) which I am using in my PC and would want
> to use thin ethernet on my Magnum 4000 and RC3330's ? Any hope ?
Under the standard PC network cards we have three types:
- PIO cards. All of these are supposed to work. I have been using a
NE2000 clone for a long time.
- Most shared memory cards should be working also. Not all because some
drivers use the memory_* functions in <asm/io.h> the wrong way which
works on Alpha and Intel but not MIPS.
- DMA cards. All of these need some modifications to deal with the CPU's
(It would be easy to implement some kind of generic kludge in kmalloc()
and __get_free_pages(). For this class of drivers but I don't like that