Subject: Re: Status update...
To: John D. Smerdon <email@example.com>
From: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/23/1995 19:54:26
> I am spending every hour looking at via.c and machdep.c trying to figure
> out why the ethernet is not working.
Try the kernel with the changes I just checked in today (should be
available tomorrow with some luck)... If your sup gets new versions
of via.c, if_ae.c, via.h, and grf.c, then you should be in good shape.
> On my system (SE/30), ethernet doesn't work at all with a current kernel.
> It did work pretty good with the kernel Brad Parker had.
How do you mean, "doesn't work at all?" It gives you "ae0: device timeout,"
or it seems to just not be there at all?
> Last night I went shopping for the Hardware Reference 2nd Edition.
> Couldn't find it. Guess I will have to order it. Does that have lotsa
> good information about the hardware and interrupts?
Yeah... I think I had to order my copy from Addison-Wesley--either that
one or the "Designing Cards and Drivers, 3rd ed." Both books have a lot
of information, but they certainly aren't as specific as I'd like about
the things I'd like to know. :-( They usually say, "Use the toolbox
routine" or "programmers should not attempt to access the hardware
directly" right about where I want them to give me more detail... In
the case of slot interrupts, C&D talks about the Slot Manager calls :-(
Allen Briggs - end killing - email@example.com ** MacBSD == NetBSD/mac68k **