Subject: Broadcom BCM5700 1000BASE-T controller
To: None <>
From: John Darrow <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/07/2001 19:34:56
Has anybody started working on a driver for the Broadcom 5700 gigabit
controller?  Dell has started shipping these embedded into the
motherboard on some of its server products (like the 2550 rackmounts).
The phy used (the 5401) is already supported in current (as brgphy),
but I don't see a driver for the controller itself.

Unfortunately, my hacking skills tend to hit the level of bug fixes in
packages - kernel driver development is a bit over my head at the
moment :)

Chris (cgd), I know you haven't been particularly heavily involved in
development of NetBSD recently, but I also noticed that you're now
working for Broadcom.  Do you happen to be aware of any NetBSD driver
development going on there, or if they'd be willing to release the
necessary documentation to an interested third party developer?



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