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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.4] forcedeth
    Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
    > Attached is forcedeth: A new driver for the ethernet interface of the
    > NVIDIA nForce chipset, licensed under GPL.
    >
    > The driver was written without support from NVIDIA, it's the result of
    > a cleanroom development:
    > Carl-Daniel and Andrew reverse engineered the nvnet driver and wrote a
    > specification, Manfred wrote the driver based on the spec. Since the
    > driver has been available and working for a while now, Carl-Daniel
    > fitted some compat glue to make it compile under 2.4.
    >
    > This release it intended for developers, it's alpha quality: normal
    > network traffic could work, although slow due to incomplete interrupt
    > handling. It does work on two nForce 2 systems, nForce and nForce 3
    > are untested.


    Neat! I saw Manfred posted this driver for 2.6.x, as well. I'm glad
    soembody FINALLY got around to supporting this chipset under Linux.

    Anyway, even with an alpha-quality driver, it's a driver that works
    where otherwise the kernel doesn't. So, after I review the driver, I
    would prefer to merge it soon rather than later. It gets users going,
    after all.

    Has nVidia yelled yet? Since it's cleanroom, according to you, I don't
    see any problems at all...

    Jeff



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