Subject: PHY drivers
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/09/1999 16:17:11
On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> The PHY is made by Enable Semiconductor.  I have been unable to reach
> them (their publised URL of doesn't even
> resolve!), which is why I don't have the datasheet to write the PHY
> driver with.  But ukphy is working fine for me.  The thing is plugged

What's the advantage of having a specific driver for the PHY over using
the ukphy driver? I've got a D-Link DFE-530TX:

vr0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0: VIA VT3043 (Rhine) 10/100 Ethernet
vr0: interrupting at irq 9
vr0: Ethernet address: 00:80:c8:f7:c6:96
ukphy0 at vr0 phy 8: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface
ukphy0: OUI 0x00606e, model 0x0000, rev. 0
ukphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto

which apparently uses a Davicom Semiconductor DM9101 PHY
<>. It's working just fine for me
with ukphy... I've got it hooked up to a cheap CNet 10/100 hub.
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