Subject: Re: gem driver now [kind of] works on G4 macs
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: 05/10/2002 23:45:15
At 04:10 AM 5/8/2002, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >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.
Today, I check in changes to the GEM driver which makes the multicast filter
work and it now properly comes when plugged into a GigE switch. The GEM
in the SunBlade 100 also negotiates correctly with a NetGear FS108 Hub.
Hopefully, soon I'll be able to make Sun PCI 1000SX card work as well.
At this time, I think macppc should switch to gem and move gm into the
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