Subject: LAN adapter driver
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christian Groessler <email@example.com>
Date: 06/08/2002 16:45:13
here's my try at a driver for the lan adapter.
As information source I used the lan adapter patch to dcload-ip
(http://adk.napalm-x.com/dc/dcload-ip/index.html), the improved
version of this in the KOS library (cadcdev.sourceforge.net), the
FreeBSD mb86960 driver and finally the mb86960 data sheet.
The driver is derived from the sys/dev/isa/if_fmv.c driver.
You can find a diff against recent -current on
You'll also need the patch in kern/17193.
I have a question:
According to the KOS library, the lan adapter is sitting on the G2
bus. Since the lan adapter has a special register decoding, I gave it
its own bus sitting on the shb bus.
The register decoding is as follows:
regnum - address
You see it. I made bus_space_xxx functions which multiply the regnum by
4, so I could use the mi mb86960.c driver without change. (There was a
change needed, see kern/17193, but it is another issue.)
Is this OK to do, or should I solve this differently?
There are still some reliability problems, sometimes a tcp connection
gets stuck. The adapter is still working then as I can create new
connections which do work. Does anyone have an idea what this could
Please everyone with a lan adapter try it out and give feedback...