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Re: misc/37578 bce(4) man page change

The following reply was made to PR misc/37578; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Jonathan A. Kollasch" <>
Subject: Re: misc/37578 bce(4) man page change
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 00:00:02 +0000

 >  > The man page for bce(4) lists under bugs that there is no vlan
 >  > support. This is actually not true. I just never tracked down in the
 >  > spec if all special cases that use extra bytes are covered. But
 >  > since I don't think we use these special cases, it would probably
 >  > be fine to remove this statement, as the bce driver has always
 >  > had support for the increased mtu.
 >  should the man page be changed to "There is no hardware VLAN support"
 >  then ?
 I think the hardware does support it.  However bce(4) doesn't
 have ETHERCAP_VLAN_MTU enabled.  Testing I've done (with the
 BCM4400 core in the BCM5365) shows ETHERCAP_VLAN_MTU to work
 fine, but the real BCM4401 might be slightly different.

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