Subject: Re: DP83815 ethernet chips, revision numbers
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 02/21/2006 13:09:48
In message <20060221191056.GU17213@charon.lan.0x54434D.net>, Nino Dehne writes:
>and I can confirm that both my boards read DP83816 directly on the chip.
>The interfaces come up as
> sip0 at pci0 dev 14 function 0: NatSemi DP83815 10/100 Ethernet, rev 00
Cool. I have mine working now; it had a couple of problems. I've updated
the driver to:
1. Use dev_propdb for mac addr, if specified, rather than trusting the
2. Identify specific model/revision.
3. Not do the cable magic hack on later revision 83816 boards.
>Soekris boards use the same chip, but there have been issues where some
>boards obviously left the manufacturer without testing and had no MAC
>address programmed in. These showed up as all Fs as well. Just FYI.