Subject: Re: "de" versus "tlp" for DEC TULIP Ethernet
To: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/2001 14:09:01
At 01:45 PM 7/19/01 -0700, Erik E. Fair wrote:
>Are there still things that the "de" driver does for the honest to god DEC
>TULIP chips that the "tlp" driver doesn't? If not, isn't it time to
>deprecate the "de" driver, and make the TULIP matching #ifdefs in "tlp"
> thinking out loud,
> Erik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The 'tlp' driver doesn't support all boards that the 'de' driver does. One
is my Cogent with a "broken microwire SROM interface" or something like that.
The bad thing is that 'tlp' claims the card (so 'de' loses the match), but
it can't support it during the attach.
I don't know if there are any other cards out there with similar problems,
but if you
delete the 'de' driver I am hosed. :(