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SubjectRe: PATCH: VLAN support for 3c59x/3c90x
Andrew Morton wrote:
> Alan Cox <> wrote:
>>This adds VLAN support to the 3c59x/90x series hardware.
> Sigh. This has been floating about for ever. My reluctance stemmed
> from largely-theoretical-sounding objections from Don Becker which I
> didn't fully understand at the time and have now forgotten.
> Ben, does the patch look complete/correct to you?

I don't have such hardware, but I don't see any obvious problems
with the patch.

In my opinion Becker's complaints were invalid, or maybe I just
didn't understand what he was trying to say. At any rate, lots of
other NICs have supported larger MTUs and VLANs w/out problem, so
it is unlikely that there is a fundamental flaw in accepting larger

There are patches for tulip floating around too. I have been running
traffic on these patches for a while with no obvious problems
(on 2.4 kernel, however). Jeff, if you want me to re-send this to you,
please let me know!


Ben Greear <>
Candela Technologies Inc

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