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Re: MIPS/linux compatible PCI network cards

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Subject: Re: MIPS/linux compatible PCI network cards
From: Michael Shmulevich <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 09:56:00 +0200
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Pete Popov wrote:
> Another one is the RTL8139.  It's quite cheap (I think less than $20).
> Pete

Surprisingly enough, Realtek's driver is quite x86-oriented. It uses
some ugly outb() functtions without any ioremap()'ping.

We tried to modify it to work for MIPS, but failed. There are some
hard-to-detect situations, when driver just cannot talk to the hardware,
probably due to transmit/receive buffer synchronization. But after some
period the connection is restored (reset?). 

Michael Shmulevich
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