Subject: Re: TC ethernet issue
To: Paul Mather <>
From: Lord Isildur <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/19/2002 12:01:48
ok, this makes me feel a bit better.. :)
same situation here, the pmad's pass all the tests, they look fine from 
the chevron. a couple of them that i'd tried it with worked fine in 
ultrix, on a decstation, too.. 
well, if this really doesnt work ill see if i can get some time to look 
into fixing it :-)
(i'd really like to use this 3k300 as a firewall)

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Paul Mather wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 11:42:05AM -0400, Lord Isildur wrote:
> => last time was that it shouldnt happen.. Do i just have a big pile of 
> => ethernet cards all of which are hosed, or is there some problem 
> => supporting extra lance's that are directly on the turbochannel as 
> => opposed to hung off of the ioasic? 
> I doubt that all your PMAD-AA's are hosed, because I've never seen
> anyone, anywhere, report this to work under NetBSD.  (Mine doesn't
> work---in the same "register did not settle" fashion---but the card
> passes all the PROM tests, so I don't think it's hosed, either.)
> I seem to recall that all the "this should work" people also append
> something to the effect of "but my {PMAD-AA,alpha} is packed away
> right now, so I can't verify it... ;-)
> Cheers,
> Paul.
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