This is a discussion on Re: Call for testers: Atheros AR8121(L1E)/AR8113/AR8114(L2E)ethernet - FreeBSD ; On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:48 AM, Pyun YongHyeon wrote: > On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 01:06:37PM +0900, To freebsd-current@FreeBSD.orgw rote: > > > > Hi, > > > > I had been working on writing a driver ...
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:48 AM, Pyun YongHyeon
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 01:06:37PM +0900, To freebsd-current@FreeBSD.orgwrote:
> > 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. 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.
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/ate/if_ate.c
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/ate/if_atereg.h
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/ate/if_atevar.h
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/ate/Makefile
> > or
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/a...0081030.tar.gz
> > 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.
Just bought an Asus P5Q Pro and your driver will come in very handy very
I'm installing the system from scratch with an fxp in the meantime so I'll
give you feedback as soon as I can get some CURRENT compiling with your
driver in it.
My card: class=0x020000 card=0x82261043 chip=0x10261969 rev=0xb0 hdr=0x00
Many thanks for your work!
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