Subject: README: SMC EtherPower II users
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/20/1998 14:34:44
Hi folks...

Some of you may have noticed this commit message:

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Mon Jul 20 14:39:05 PDT 1998
Update of /cvsroot/src/sys/dev/ic
In directory nb00:/tmp/cvs-serv29259

Modified Files:
Log Message:
Write the CLOCK TEST bit *at least 16 consecutive times* during initialization,
as the clock source will be set incorrectly otherwise!  From SMC Application
Note 7-15.  Thanks to Christoph Badura for the pointer!
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...once making this change, the driver is MUCH more stable, the device 
timeouts I was seeing are basically gone (I still got one of them when it
attempted to send the very first packet; still need to trace that down).

Anyhow, for those of you who were having problems, please try the driver
out after the next SUP scan, and report success or failure.


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