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SubjectRe: pcnet32 (maybe more) hosed in 2.4.3
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 01:14:16PM -0700, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> VMware is working on implementation PCnet 32bit mode in emulation (there
> is no such thing now because of no OS except FreeBSD needs it). But
> my question is - is there some real benefit in running chip in
> 32bit mode?

probably not.

> so is 32bit mode needed for bigendian ports, or what's reasoning
> behind it?

I've added 32bit mode for some IBM PowerPC machines. The firmware
on this machines setup the chip to DWIO and I haven't found a way
to switch it back to WIO.


Crap can work. Given enough thrust pigs will fly, but it's not necessary a
good idea. [ Alexander Viro on linux-kernel ]
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