Subject: Re: Including NDIS in NetBSD
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/29/2005 14:08:56
On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 11:03:16AM +0100, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> It'll be great to see this supported, thanks for doing the work!
> Some laptops feature builtin wireless that is only supported by Windows
> (like the Broadcome one), so sometimes the ndis wrapper is the only way
> to go.

BTW, there is now an open-source Linux driver for the Broadcom chip.
I will write a driver if somebody will send me "clean room" register
set definitions and descriptor ring formats, and a radio that is known
to work with the Linux driver.

I will be very pleased to see NDIS support go into the kernel.  Good work,


> When you talk about 64bit systems, do you mean 64bit windows x64 drivers
> on amd64, or 32bit windows drivers on amd64 systems? I've heard that
> 64bit windows drivers use SSE instructions, which we don't support
> in the kernel.
> - Frank

David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933