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From: Mirko Lindner <mlindner@syskonnect.de>
To: azarah@gentoo.org
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH 2.6.0-test4][sk98lin] sk98lin driver with hardware bug make eth unusable
Date: 28 Aug 2003 12:24:14 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1062066254.5426.391.camel@mlindner-lin.skd.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1061728032.13460.28.camel@nosferatu.lan>

The newest version of the sk98lin driver with some fixes for HW Csum was
sent to the driver Maintainers today (Kernel 2.4.22 and Kernel
2.6.0-test4). Here is a list with fixes and new functions:

VERSION 6.17 (Thu Aug 26 2003 - mlindner)
New Features:
- Add: Dynamic Interrupt Moderation (DIM) port up message
Problems fixed:
- Fix: Compiler warnings (void *)
- Fix: README.txt: Editorial changes (spelling)
- Fix: install.sh: "silent mode" driver check
- Fix: Disable Half Duplex with Gigabit-Speed (Yukon). Enable Full
Duplex.
- Fix: Corrected CPU detection and compile errors on single CPU machines
Known limitations:
- None

VERSION 6.16 (Thu Aug 21 2003 - mlindner)
New Features:
- Add: Removed SkNumber and SkDoDiv
- Add: Counter output as (unsigned long long)
Problems fixed:
- Fix: Ignore ConType parameter if empty value
- Fix: Removed useless defines
- Fix: UDP and TCP HW-CSum calculation (Kernel 2.5/2.6)
- Fix: UDP and TCP Proto checks
- Fix: UDP header offset
- Fix: Build without ProcFS
- Fix: Kernel 2.6 editorial changes
- Fix: Removed useless defines
Known limitations:
- None

VERSION 6.15 (Mon Aug 11 2003 - mlindner)
New Features:
- None
Problems fixed: 
- Fix: Yukon Lite parameter input and check 
- Fix: Yukon Lite speed query
- Fix: ConType parameter check and error detection
- Fix: Text for some Config- and Release-Files
- Fix: Readme changes (Support for SK-95xx compliant cards)
- Fix: modprobe description (Bug #10891)
- Fix: Insert various fixes applied to the kernel tree
- Fix: Removed History from the driver readme
Known limitations:
- None


The newest version of the driver is available on the SysKonnect page at:
http://www.syskonnect.de/syskonnect/support/driver/htm/sk98lin.htm

Cheers,

Mirko



On Sun, 2003-08-24 at 14:27, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-08-23 at 20:35, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 14:40, Ricardo Galli wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 12 August 2003 14:01, Martin Schlemmer shaped the electrons to 
> > > shout:
> > > > On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 13:01, Ricardo Galli wrote:
> > > > > I've already reported this problem to syskonnect few weeks ago (without
> > > > > success as I see).
> > > > >
> > > > > There is a ASIC bug in several popular motherboards (including ASUS ones)
> > > > > related to TX hardware checksum.
> > > > >
> > > > > For packets smaller that 56 bytes (payload), as UDP dns queries, the asic
> > > > > generates a bad checksum making the drivers unusable for "normal"
> > > > > Internet usage:
> > > >
> > > > <snip>
> > > >
> > > > > The only solution is to comment out
> > > > >  #define USE_SK_TX_CHECKSUM
> > > > > in skge.c
> > > >
> > > > Known issue.
> > > >
> > > > Mirko will have a look as soon as he have time.
> > > 
> > > Thanks, I just sent a Kconfig patch as a workaround:
> > > 
> > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2003/8/12/83
> > > 
> > 
> > Should work fine with version 6.16 of the driver (does so
> > here at least with a P4C800):
> > 
> > http://www.syskonnect.com/syskonnect/support/driver/zip/linux/sk98lin_2.6.0-test3_patch.gz
> > 
> 
> Hi Jeff
> 
> Any chance that we could get the sk98lin drivers updated ?  Mirko did
> not respond as of yet, but the 6.16 version fixes the HW checksum issues
> with most (if not all) Asus boards and maybe some others ...
> 
> 
> Thanks,


  reply	other threads:[~2003-08-28 10:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-08-12 11:01 2.6.0-test3+sk98lin " Ricardo Galli
2003-08-12 12:01 ` Martin Schlemmer
2003-08-12 12:40   ` Ricardo Galli
2003-08-23 18:35     ` Martin Schlemmer
2003-08-24 12:27       ` Martin Schlemmer
2003-08-28 10:24         ` Mirko Lindner [this message]
2003-08-28 10:39           ` [PATCH 2.6.0-test4][sk98lin] sk98lin " Martin Schlemmer
2003-09-04 21:55           ` Martin Schlemmer
2008-09-05  8:26             ` Mirko Lindner
2003-08-24 16:28       ` 2.6.0-test3+sk98lin " Ricardo Galli

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