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From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To: mdharm-kernel@one-eyed-alien.net (Matthew Dharm)
Cc: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox),
	rhw@MemAlpha.CX (Riley Williams),
	ionut@moisil.cs.columbia.edu (Ion Badulescu),
	spstarr@sh0n.net (Shawn Starr),
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 22:58:21 +0100 (BST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <E15Af89-0005VK-00@the-village.bc.nu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20010614145221.H17427@one-eyed-alien.net> from "Matthew Dharm" at Jun 14, 2001 02:52:21 PM

> I know, jumping in at this late-stage is bad form... but if we're talking
> about the Intel 82543GC Gigabit MAC, why doesn't someone just use the
> FreeBSD if_wx.c driver as a starting point?

Intel have released a BSD like licensed gig-E driver for Linux. It needs a
serious cleanup but the hardware interface is very very clean so that is a
doable job. There are some patent related licensing issues but the discussion
on resolving that and getting them into the kernel does look promising

  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-14 22:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-11 17:37 softirq bugs in pre2 Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-11 19:09 ` Linus Torvalds
2001-06-11 19:41   ` Andrea Arcangeli
2001-06-11 20:55   ` Alan Cox
2001-06-11 22:42   ` Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T Shawn Starr
2001-06-12 16:34     ` Alan Cox
2001-06-12 17:20       ` Riley Williams
2001-06-13 10:25         ` Ion Badulescu
2001-06-13 12:40           ` Ralf Baechle
2001-06-13 17:07             ` James Sutherland
2001-06-14 20:59           ` Riley Williams
2001-06-14 21:10             ` Jeff Garzik
2001-06-14 21:14             ` Matthew Jacob
2001-06-14 21:29             ` Alan Cox
2001-06-14 21:52               ` Matthew Dharm
2001-06-14 21:58                 ` Alan Cox [this message]
2001-06-14 22:03                 ` Matthew Jacob
2001-06-15  2:20             ` Shawn Starr
2001-06-12  2:54   ` softirq bugs in pre2 Andrew Morton
2001-06-11 21:58 ` Pavel Machek
     [not found] <200106112259.RAA20183@asooo.flowerfire.com>
2001-06-12  0:39 ` Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T Shawn Starr

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