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SubjectRe: tulip question: tulip.o vs de4x5.o
Thanks for all the feedback, I am using the tulip driver, it seems to be 
working well.

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
>> On Tue, 2004-11-23 12:28:54 -0500, Justin Piszcz <>
>> wrote in message <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411231216470.3740@p500>:
>>> Each driver works, I have not benchmarked performance with one over the
>>> other with ttcp yet; however, does anyone have any experience with using
>>> one over the other? I see the tulip has several options and the de4x5
>>> seems to be a rather generic driver.
>> The de4x5 driver supports some older revisions of the tulip chipset
>> which aren't supported by the tulip driver. I guess it could be made to
>> support those, too, but nobody did that up to now.
> Incorrect, the older chips are supported by the de2104x driver.
> de4x5 will be going away.
>> You can actually see the difference on older Alphas: de4x5 works while
>> tulip doesn't transmit or receive a single packet (getting netdev
>> watchdogs later on...).
> That's a bug in tulip.
> Jeff
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