Subject: More `tlp' driver updates
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/20/1999 13:00:55
I've added support for the DECchip 21041 to my new Tulip driver. If you
want to use this, configure the `tlp' driver into your kernel, and add
"options TLP_MATCH_21041" to your kernel config file.
Here is an example w/ my SMC Etherpower board:
tlp1 at pci0 dev 8 function 0: DECchip 21041 Ethernet, pass 1.1
tlp1: interrupting at kn20aa irq 16
tlp1: Ethernet address 00:00:c0:ae:44:d6
tlp1: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10base2
tlp1: unknown default media in SROM (0x0800), using 10baseT
Note that "0x0800" is actually "auto-sense"; like with the 21040 support
code, auto-sense is not yet implemented for the 21041.
The 21041 has some limited Nway support when using the twisted pair
connector; it is for negotiating full-duplex with an Nway capable
link partner (e.g. ethernet switch). I will be working on this, as
well as general auto-sense support for the 21040 and 21041, sometime
soon. But, I expect "soon" to be *after* I add some basic 21140 support.
I'm also hoping to improve the PNIC support code some more this week, and
writing a manual page for the driver.
I'd like to thank all the people who've sent me success/failure reports
so far; you've been extremely helpful.
That's all for now... have fun!
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>