Subject: Re: FDDI: PC/BIOS and MTU
To: Hal Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/01/1999 14:07:58
On Tue, 01 Jun 1999 13:15:08 -0700
Hal Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks. No problem now that I understand things. It works after
> I turned that flag on in the BIOS. Sorry my message wasn't clearer.
> I'd suggest adding that clump of code to the Tulip and DEFPA drivers
> when it is convenient. I doubt if I'm the only one who who will
> run NetBSD on a PC without knowing their way around the BIOS.
Yah, I fixed the DEFPA and Tulip drivers today.
> Or maybe it should get ripped out of other drivers so that everybody
> learns about this quirk? :)
Possibly, maybe we could just put it in the code that attaches devices
to the PCI bus; as I understand it, devices which do NOT do bus mastering
have this bit hard-wired to 0, so setting it doens't hurt anything.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>