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Subject[PATCH 2.6.0-test4][sk98lin] sk98lin driver with hardware bug make eth unusable
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The newest version of the sk98lin driver with some fixes for HW Csum was
sent to the driver Maintainers today (Kernel 2.4.22 and Kernel
2.6.0-test4). Here is a list with fixes and new functions:

VERSION 6.17 (Thu Aug 26 2003 - mlindner)
New Features:
- Add: Dynamic Interrupt Moderation (DIM) port up message
Problems fixed:
- Fix: Compiler warnings (void *)
- Fix: README.txt: Editorial changes (spelling)
- Fix: install.sh: "silent mode" driver check
- Fix: Disable Half Duplex with Gigabit-Speed (Yukon). Enable Full
Duplex.
- Fix: Corrected CPU detection and compile errors on single CPU machines
Known limitations:
- None

VERSION 6.16 (Thu Aug 21 2003 - mlindner)
New Features:
- Add: Removed SkNumber and SkDoDiv
- Add: Counter output as (unsigned long long)
Problems fixed:
- Fix: Ignore ConType parameter if empty value
- Fix: Removed useless defines
- Fix: UDP and TCP HW-CSum calculation (Kernel 2.5/2.6)
- Fix: UDP and TCP Proto checks
- Fix: UDP header offset
- Fix: Build without ProcFS
- Fix: Kernel 2.6 editorial changes
- Fix: Removed useless defines
Known limitations:
- None

VERSION 6.15 (Mon Aug 11 2003 - mlindner)
New Features:
- None
Problems fixed:
- Fix: Yukon Lite parameter input and check
- Fix: Yukon Lite speed query
- Fix: ConType parameter check and error detection
- Fix: Text for some Config- and Release-Files
- Fix: Readme changes (Support for SK-95xx compliant cards)
- Fix: modprobe description (Bug #10891)
- Fix: Insert various fixes applied to the kernel tree
- Fix: Removed History from the driver readme
Known limitations:
- None


The newest version of the driver is available on the SysKonnect page at:
http://www.syskonnect.de/syskonnect/support/driver/htm/sk98lin.htm

Cheers,

Mirko



On Sun, 2003-08-24 at 14:27, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-08-23 at 20:35, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 14:40, Ricardo Galli wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 12 August 2003 14:01, Martin Schlemmer shaped the electrons to
> > > shout:
> > > > On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 13:01, Ricardo Galli wrote:
> > > > > I've already reported this problem to syskonnect few weeks ago (without
> > > > > success as I see).
> > > > >
> > > > > There is a ASIC bug in several popular motherboards (including ASUS ones)
> > > > > related to TX hardware checksum.
> > > > >
> > > > > For packets smaller that 56 bytes (payload), as UDP dns queries, the asic
> > > > > generates a bad checksum making the drivers unusable for "normal"
> > > > > Internet usage:
> > > >
> > > > <snip>
> > > >
> > > > > The only solution is to comment out
> > > > > #define USE_SK_TX_CHECKSUM
> > > > > in skge.c
> > > >
> > > > Known issue.
> > > >
> > > > Mirko will have a look as soon as he have time.
> > >
> > > Thanks, I just sent a Kconfig patch as a workaround:
> > >
> > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2003/8/12/83
> > >
> >
> > Should work fine with version 6.16 of the driver (does so
> > here at least with a P4C800):
> >
> > http://www.syskonnect.com/syskonnect/support/driver/zip/linux/sk98lin_2.6.0-test3_patch.gz
> >
>
> Hi Jeff
>
> Any chance that we could get the sk98lin drivers updated ? Mirko did
> not respond as of yet, but the 6.16 version fixes the HW checksum issues
> with most (if not all) Asus boards and maybe some others ...
>
>
> Thanks,

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