Subject: Re: Marvell Yukon GigE controllers ...
To: Andrew K. Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 02/17/2006 12:34:20
On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 11:10:24AM -0500, Andrew K. Adams wrote:
> Are the "Marvell Yukon" Gigabit Ethernet controllers currently supported
> under (i386) current?
They've been supported for years. Be careful, though, because the PCI-X
and PCI-E Marvell parts aren't "Yukon", they're "Yukon 2" (a.k.a. "Yukon
XL") and have a different interface, which we _don't_ yet support. To
properly support them will likely require a new device driver. Linux
has support, but they're in the unenviable situation of having a very,
very ugly vendor driver that's basically two complete drivers in one,
supporting all the Genesis/Yukon/Yukon2 variants, or a much cleaner
home-grown driver that supports *only* the newest Y2 parts.