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Re: The initial results (Re: stable binutils, gcc, glibc ...

To: Jun Sun <>
Subject: Re: The initial results (Re: stable binutils, gcc, glibc ...
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 16:55:44 +0200 (CEST)
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On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Jun Sun wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Jun Sun wrote:
> > > If you have NEC DDB5476 board, you can also try out my kernel on the
> > > following place.  This kernel supports nfs rootfs through on-board ether
> > 
> > Was it difficult to get the builtin Ethernet working? I mean, is it now
> > trivial to get it to work on the ddb5074 as well? I'm still not at work, so 
> > I
> > cannot play with^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hwork on it myself.
> It was a tough problem, and it took me a long time to figure out. 
> Basically, the srom only contains mac address - no check sum nor media
> tables.  You need to by pass the checksum checking and eeprom parsing in

Having worked on Tulip drivers for the DDB (for another OS), I was already 
ware of that.

> the driver code.  In addition, I have to reset the tulip chip at the
> board startup time.  I use pmon to do the downloading.  Pmon must have
> set the chip in some state that the linux driver cannot successfully
> re-initialize it by default.

Ah, so  that's the big problem! I never bothered to try resetting the Tulip.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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