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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 <jpiszcz@lucidpixels.com>
    >> 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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