Subject: Re: NVIDIA nForce ethernet driver commited
To: Chuck Silvers <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan A. Kollasch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/03/2006 15:31:10
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On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 03:01:33PM -0600, Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
> 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 dolomite.xxx.xxx.xxx 3.99.17 NetBSD 3.99.17 (GENERIC_ACPI) #0: Wed=
Mar 15 04:38:49 CST 2006 email@example.com:/mnt/wd1a/jakllsch=
> and a 3.0 userland.
> nfe0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0: ioapic0 pin 5 (irq 5), address 00:04:61:9=
> 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
Well, I've tested this again, AFAICT it works flawlessly. Perhaps
it's the actual GigE switch it's hooked to now, but I doubt it.
This is also a slightly different (single core) system, and
running a straight 3.99.21 GENERIC.
> However this is great progress for NetBSD. Truly amazing.
> Jonathan Kollasch
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