Subject: Re: Heads up: DFE-530TX+
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Kohl <email@example.com>
Date: 04/13/2000 07:53:18
>>>>> "PS" == Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
PS> There's a new DFE-530TX (you may know this as 'vr0'), and it has a '+', and
PS> the chip is labeled 'DL10038' instead of 'DL10030'.
You've fallen into the D-Link marketing trap. The DFE-530TX+ is
supported by the "rl" driver. However, note the following comments from
the top of the driver (sys/dev/pci/if_rl.c):
* The RealTek 8139 PCI NIC redefines the meaning of 'low end.' This is
* probably the worst PCI ethernet controller ever made, with the possible
* exception of the FEAST chip made by SMC. The 8139 supports bus-master
* DMA, but it has a terrible interface that nullifies any performance
* gains that bus-master DMA usually offers.
... and it goes on from there with further venting.
==John Kohl <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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