Subject: Re: FDDI: PC/BIOS and MTU
To: Hal Murray <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/1999 14:07:58
On Tue, 01 Jun 1999 13:15:08 -0700 
 Hal Murray <> 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 <>