This is a discussion on Re: Call for testers: Atheros AR8121(L1E)/AR8113/AR8114(L2E)ethernet - FreeBSD ; On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 01:06:37PM +0900, To freebsd-current@FreeBSD.org wrote: > > Hi, > > I had been working on writing a driver for Atheros AR8121(L1E), > AR8113/AR8114(L2E) ethernet controllers since Jeremy Chadwick sent > the hardware to me. ...
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 01:06:37PM +0900, To freebsd-current@FreeBSD.org wrote:
> I had been working on writing a driver for Atheros AR8121(L1E),
> AR8113/AR8114(L2E) ethernet controllers since Jeremy Chadwick sent
> the hardware to me. I think it's feature complete state and time
> for more testing for stability or some edge cases. I guess AR81xx
> is commonly found on newer Asus EeePC or P5Q series of Asus
> motherboard. If you have AR81xx controller would you give it spin
> and let me know how it goes? You can get the latest driver at the
> following URL.
> The driver should build without problems on CURRENT, stable/7.
> ATM the driver supports the following hardware features.
> - TSO
> - Rx TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload
> - VLAN tag insertion/stripping
> - Jumbo frame
> - WOL
> It seems that hardware supports Tx checksum offload but I couldn't
> make it work for TCP segments. Only short TCP segments seem to work
> so I disabled Tx checksum offload.
> Note, the hardware does not support descriptor based DMA on Rx side
> so driver have to copy recevied frames to pass them to upper stack
> so it will consume a lot of CPU cycles if you push the hardware to
> the limit.
As bruffer pointed out the device name chosen conflicts with other
driver in tree so I renamed it to ale(4).The URL for the driver is
Sorry for confusion.
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