On Thu, Mar 26, 1998 at 11:37:25PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > PC DMA controller it will be dead slow and a horror to implement (welcome
> > to world of 64K segments). If the board has it's own DMA engine, you need
> > documentation for it. And without DMA you will need a new driver.
> Can anyone working on generic 53c9x support also talk to the Linux mac folks
> who are also working on this right now.
the 53c9x mips support is a "port" of the sparc esp driver, which I did
based on work from the m68k people (fastlane, blizzard, etc.). And I also
verified that the changed esp still runs on a Sparc (at least on my SS2).
> Incidentally we'll also be wanting
> to abuse the mips sonic driver soon too 8)
So I should put fixing it higher on my todo list:-) ? It still has problems
with real network traffic. I know the reason, but didn't have time to fix
See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux,
you have to be a sneaky bastard too ;-)
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