Subject: Re: choice of NIC [was Re: questions about netbsd]
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/10/2003 11:19:46
On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 10:08:07PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> In article <>,
> 	Pavel Cahyna <> writes:
> > The wm(4) manpage doesn't mention checksumming at all.
> "man 4 wm" under NetBSD 1.6.1_RC1 includes this:
>      The i8254x supports IPv4/TCP/UDP checksumming in hardware.  The wm driver
>      supports this feature of the chip.

Watch out, though -- the 82542 (fabbed by LSI, I believe, and I'm pretty
sure all of these actually say "LSI" on the chip in big letters though
they have an Intel device ID) has broken hardware checksum that our driver
doesn't even try to use.  You need 82543 or newer.