Subject: Re: gem driver now [kind of] works on G4 macs
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/08/2002 20:10:23
>Today I got the gem MI driver to work on a 733 MHz G4 "Quicksilver"
>Macintosh.  I also plugged it in a GigE switch and got it to talk to an
>Alpha XP1000 over 1000baseT.  After a few tweaks and enhancements to
>the gem driver, I got the Mac to send at 355Mb/s to the XP1000 and
>receive at 280Mb/s.  This is without support for hardware checksumming,
>large packets, or page loans on sends.
>The major bug left is a problem with autosensing.  For some reason, the
>gem driver doesn't autosense the currently media properly.  To workaround
>it, try setting the media to a specific speed, wait a second or two, and
>then back to autosense.  At time point you may need to toggle gem down
>and up.

	just curious: i got a bug report (on openbsd) that basically says
	"multicast filter is broken on gem driver".  is it working well on
	netbsd?  i have no hardware to test.