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SubjectRe: How's the nforce4 support in Linux?
Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Andi Kleen wrote:
>> Jeff Garzik <> writes:
>>> I won't disagree with your experiences. For me, outside of one brief
>>> moment when the r8169 driver didn't work on Athlon64, it has worked
>>> flawlessly for me.
>>> RealTek 8169 is currently my favorite gigabit chip.
>> It does not seem to support DAC (or rather it breaks with DAC
>> enabled), which makes it not very useful on any machine with >3GB of
>> memory.
> Driver bug. I can futz with it and get it to do 64-bit on my Athlon64.

Continuing with off-topic questions: is this "checksum off-load" usable
with r8169? Is there any other reason (performance?) to use hardware
TCP/IP checksumming than just "cool, a little chunk of software is
hardwired again"?
I have seen you mentioned that this causes mainly troubles if you try to
set it with ethtool. Is it still true?


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