Subject: Re: SPARCstation-5/170
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 07/04/2004 13:52:53
> We did a driver port for an SBus FDDI card - starting from the card
> manufacturer's  solaris driver. The original version sucked. I then
> took out all the 'buffer loaning' stuff and added a data copy to both
> the transmit and receive paths. New modified driver was much, much
FDDI was just generally doomed that way.
The cards which sun OEM'ed came with a supplier-proprietary driver for
which sources were very closely held even within sun; core
OS/networking developers within sun found it easier to disassemble the
object code when they ran across bugs..