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SubjectRe: davicom 9102 and linux 2.5
On Sat, 18 May 2002, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:

> Em Sat, May 18, 2002 at 04:58:54PM -0700, casdcsdc sdfccsdcsd escreveu:
> > I just tryed to comile and install the 2.5 linux kernel, and I noticed
> > something that compleatly stumped me, as well as pissed me off. YOU TOOK OUT
> > THE DRIVER FOR DAVICOM 9102 NETWORK CARD! WHY?!? it doesnt make any sense,
> > when you make a new version, you ADD FEATURES, YOU DONT TAKE THEM OUT!
> Calm down casdcsdc! :) Look at the docs (and grep the sources ;) )... it seems
> it is now supported by the tulip driver, see:

That has been true for a long time. The only difference is that the
driver has been moved to drivers/net/tulip/dmfe.c and the configure option
has been hidden under Network device support / "Tulip" family network
device support".

Jeff, would you care to enlighten us as to why this was done? To educate
users that the Davicom chip is really a (bad) tulip clone?

Are you planning to reorgonize the "Network device support" menu as a
whole? It's a mess.


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