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SubjectRe: 2.3.51 tulip broken
Donald Becker wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, David Ford wrote:
>
> > Donald, is there a clean way to patch your tulip driver into the kernel (2.3.52
> > and up) now that there are numerous files involved?
>
> No, not easily or quickly. The 2.3 structure has been completely changed,
> starting from an old driver version. Re-implementing my updates would take
> two or three weeks.

:( *curses silently*


> > I'm leaving PCMCIA issues out of this for the moment.
>
> They should be considered together: the CardBus (and hot-swap-PCI) design
> issues are tightly tied to the media selection issue. The driver must be
> prepared to reset and activate the transceiver after a resume from suspend
> state. This is different than a in-operation reset. (The former should
> retrigger autonegotiation, the latter should not.)

The pcmcia issues I have (at the moment) are OOPSes from insertion/removal and loss
of keyboard/mouse. I do have some activation issues from suspend but I'll address
those once I can get my laptop to stop crashing from card insertion/removal.


> > Can we get a tarball
> > release of your tulip driver now or if you give me guidance, I'll write up an
> > html page with the necessary instructions for swapping back and forth?
>
> Here is a recent version
> http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/kern-2.3/index.html
> ftp://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/linux/drivers/kern-2.3/tulip.c
>
> My internal version 0.92 has the following updates from v0.91x on that page:
> Various changes to the header files to track 2.3.* updates
> Change the interrupt mitigation setting on line 2733 to
> (Josip Loncaric at ICASE did extensive experimentation to develop a good
> interrupt mitigation setting)
> outl(0x8b240000, ioaddr + CSR11);

Thankyou for your work.

-d



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