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SubjectRe: How's the nforce4 support in Linux?
Indrek Kruusa wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> Andi Kleen wrote:
>>> Jeff Garzik <> writes:
>>>> I won't disagree with your experiences. For me, outside of one brief
>>>> moment when the r8169 driver didn't work on Athlon64, it has worked
>>>> flawlessly for me.
>>>> RealTek 8169 is currently my favorite gigabit chip.
>>> It does not seem to support DAC (or rather it breaks with DAC
>>> enabled), which makes it not very useful on any machine with >3GB of
>>> memory.
>> Driver bug. I can futz with it and get it to do 64-bit on my Athlon64.
> Continuing with off-topic questions: is this "checksum off-load" usable
> with r8169? Is there any other reason (performance?) to use hardware
> TCP/IP checksumming than just "cool, a little chunk of software is
> hardwired again"?

It's usable, and enables "zero copy" feature.

> I have seen you mentioned that this causes mainly troubles if you try to
> set it with ethtool. Is it still true?

Not sure what you are referring to.


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