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Re: MIPS/linux compatible PCI network cards

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS/linux compatible PCI network cards
From: Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:47:26 +0100
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, Michael Shmulevich <michaels@jungo.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
References: <3A70A356.F3CA71F1@jungo.com> <20010125141632.B2311@bacchus.dhis.org> <3A712A52.FAC574F1@mips.com> <019b01c0878d$8ac9e6c0$0deca8c0@Ulysses>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
"Kevin D. Kissell" wrote:

> > > > Hello all,
> > > >
> > > > I would like to ask if someone knows some more or less widely
> available
> > > > PCI network card that is compatible with MIPS/Linux.
> > > >
> > > > I have heard of Tulip and AMD's PCnet. I wonder if you heard of
> others.
> > >
> > > These all have already been used with Linux/MIPS.  I don't have any
> reports
> > > on the current status of these drivers.  If they don't work they should
> > > be reasonably easy to fix.
> >
> > The tulip driver worked fine at least in the past. The AMD PCnet driver
> works
> > just fine, we are using it on our reference boards.
>
> Note, however, that the Tulip driver that was part of the
> standard 2.2/2.3 repository at oss.sgi.com was both
> downrev with regard to the author's own web site and
> subobtimal if not outright buggy in it's cache management.
> The AMD PCnet driver as we found it was clean and efficient
> but had no MIPS cache hooks.   I had to put those in.
> So unless Ralf or someone at SGI that the versions
> on oss.sgi.com are the versions I cleaned up for MIPS,
> I would recommend pulling them off the MIPS site.
>

The AMD PCnet driver should be OK in the CVS from oss.sgi.com

>
>             Regards,
>
>             Kevin K.

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