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SubjectRe: Broadcom 5700/5701 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
David S. Miller:
> No, we've been reverse engineering the hardware using the sources of
> Broadcom's driver. This is why the work is taking so long.

Ok, I've downloaded the driver, and tried building as a modue to a
2.4.17-kernel. It segfaulted when I tried loading it (since it says it's not
done, I wasn't expecting it to work :). However, my question is; how do you
guys develope network drivers, for instance? I mean, in order to test a new
version (after the first has segfaulted), I need to reboot.

I've got the broadcom-version dated 2th january 2002, and wanted to try and
implement small parts of missing code, mostly for educational purposes to
learn more about kernel programming.

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Thomas
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