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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] [PATCH] driver for mcs7830 (aka DeLOCK) USB ethernet adapter
On Saturday 02 September 2006 12:38, David Brownell wrote:
> >
> > It has been tested successfully on an OHCI, but interestingly
> > there seems to be a problem with the mcs7830 when connected to
> > the ICH6/EHCI in my thinkpad: it keeps receiving lots of
> > broken packets in the RX interrupt.
> That is, the "status" polling which you disabled??  If so, please
> update this comment ...

No, the receive errors are independent from the status interrupt.
I have now got confirmation by another user that they also
happen on a different thinkpad when not using a USB hub, but
with a hub everything seems fine.

> > The problem goes away when
> > I'm using an active USB hub, so I assume it's not related to
> > the device driver, but rather to the hardware.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
> Looks basically OK to me, although I'd rather see the two patches
> you posted on 27-August be merged into it before an upstream merge.
> (To use normal MII constants, and handle max size frames.)

Ok, I can resend.

> > This version incorporates a few cleanups from myself an changes
> > based on comments from David Hollis.
> He has more experience than I do with respect to these sorts of
> real Ethernet adapters and usbnet.  :)
> Speaking of which ... isnt this driver missing a hook to make
> the MII stuff visible through ethtool?

hmm, I wasn't aware that ethtool does this. I did check that mii-tool
works though.

Going through the ethtool operations, I think that it should be
possible to implement a few of them, including ETHTOOL_GREGS,
Do you think these should be done?

Arnd <><

VGER BF report: U 0.49989
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