Subject: Re: wm(4) versus em(4)
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/11/2006 15:43:47
On Dec 11, 2006, at 2:52 PM, Brian Buhrow wrote:

> 	Finally, I have a question. Do folks think it worthwhile to try and
> tie the wm(4) driver to the gentby(4) phy driver for fiber based  
> cards?
> Right now, the wm(4) driver rolls its own phy driver for the fiber  
> cards,
> and I assume there was a reason for this, since Jason wrote both the
> gentbi(4) driver and the wm(4) driver, so he must have been aware of  
> the
> gentbi(4) presence.

gentbi(4) is there for fiber interfaces that use the standard MII  
programming interface.  The fiber interface on the Intel Gig-E parts  
does not.

-- thorpej