Subject: Re: NVIDIA nForce ethernet driver commited
To: Chuck Silvers <>
From: Jonathan A. Kollasch <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/15/2006 15:01:33
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On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 03:17:56PM -0800, Chuck Silvers wrote:
> hi folks,
> I ported OpenBSD's "nfe" driver for the NVIDIA ethernet and added it
> to -current just now.  please try it out and report any problems
> (or successes, for that matter).

On a nForce 4 board, running:

NetBSD 3.99.17 NetBSD 3.99.17 (GENERIC_ACPI) #0: Wed M=
ar 15 04:38:49 CST 2006
olomite-current-20060315/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/obj/GENERIC_ACPI amd64

and a 3.0 userland.

nfe0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0: ioapic0 pin 5 (irq 5), address 00:04:61:9d:=
ciphy0 at nfe0 phy 1: Cicada CS8201 10/100/1000TX PHY, rev. 3

pcictl shows device ID 0x0057.

I can get full (a 9.6MB/s scp) receive performance, yet transmit is bad,
it starts at about 3 MB/s then drops to about 24 KB/s.  Sometimes it
seems to lock up the DSS-8+ HW ver G1 switch; the 10Mbit hub doesn't seem
to lock up.  But it's useable enough to connect to home and write this

However this is great progress for NetBSD.  Truly amazing.

	Jonathan Kollasch

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