Subject: Intel em Driver and NetBSD wm
To: None <>
From: Tom Hummel <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/14/2006 13:34:44
Hello everybody,

I've noticed, NetBSD uses a different driver for the Intel 825xx GigE
(wm) devices than the other BSDs which include the Intel 'em' Driver. Is
an import of 'em' useful for NetBSD? Apparently Dfly, OpenBSD and
FreeBSD use it and it's working fine.

The reason for my inquiry is, NetBSD-CURRENT loads wm for the 'Intel(R)
PRO/1000 PL Network Connection - PN LOM-82573L' in my thinkpad x60s,
pretending to work, but just refusing to send or receive anything. BTW
the 82573 isn't listed in the wm manpage - correctly, but it tries to do
something it cannot.