Subject: sip(4) MII probe change made two weeks ago
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Erik E. Fair <email@example.com>
Date: 05/25/2004 14:25:12
Two weeks ago, I made a change to the way the sip(4) driver probes
the MII for PHYs for just the SiS 900 ethernet, but not its
predecessor the SiS 7016. The change was to always bitbang the MII
instead of using the "enhanced PHY access" register because this is
the only way the SiS 900 rev 1 core inside an SiS 960 super south
bridge chip in a system I have could find any of the PHYs on the MII.
I also removed the restriction which prevented probing of PHYs with
addresses greater than zero.
I asked for a pullup to the NetBSD 2.0 branch, but put the request on
hold when Quentin objected. What I want to know now is, for those of
you who have an SiS 900 Ethernet driven by sip(4) and are running a
current kernel compiled any time since I made the change, have you
had any trouble with that driver finding its PHYs?
If I get nothing back from any of you in the next day or so, I'm
going to ask Release Engineering to complete the pullup request.