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From: Francois Romieu <romieu@fr.zoreil.com>
To: =?unknown-8bit?B?6Kix5oGG5ZiJ?= <edward_hsu@realtek.com.tw>
Cc: jeff@garzik.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, hiwu@realtek.com.tw
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.19.2] r8169: support RTL8169SC/8110SC
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 22:38:27 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070206213827.GA25119@electric-eye.fr.zoreil.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45C7EB8A.1090700@realtek.com.tw>

edward_hsu@realtek.com.tw :
[...]
> ANS_2:
> So, do you think that it is a good idea to keep other vendos's PID and
> DID in the part?

Yes.

[...]
> ANS_2:
> 
> Sure! You are right. RTL8110SC, RTL8111B and RTL8101E have modest
> differences, now. However, RTL8101E is a PCI-E fast ethernet controller.
> I don't think is a good idea to merge its Linux driver into r8168.c or
> r8169.c. RTL8110SC is the final version of Realtek PCI gigabit ethernet
> controller. Moreover, due to the increasing popularity of PCI-E, Realtek
> is going to design several generations of PCI-E ethernet controllers to
> satisfy customer requests. I have discussed this issue with my hardware
> colleagues. They believe that both MAC register layout and tx/rx
> descriptor layout will be changed a lot in new PCI-E ICs. Actually, they
> already did. Therefore, the hardwares of RTL8111B(PCI-E gigabit
> ethernet) and RTL8101E(PCI-E fast ethernet) will have frequent and
> drastic changes. So, I think that it's a good moment to separate their
> Linux drivers, and r8169.c can become stable.

Well, code and facts will tell. :o)

Since you asked for questions:

- will the ~7k limit for the jumbo frames be fixed ? One can hardly call
  it a feature.

- out of curiosity, did you try the current in-kernel r8169 driver with
  a 8111B or a 8101E ?

- is there any plan to open the programming manuals of the PCI-E chipsets ?

-- 
Ueimor

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-06 21:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-02  8:17 許恆嘉
2007-02-03  0:39 ` Francois Romieu
2007-02-05  3:47   ` 許恆嘉
2007-02-06  0:31     ` Francois Romieu
2007-02-06  2:44       ` 許恆嘉
2007-02-06 21:38         ` Francois Romieu [this message]
2007-02-07  2:56           ` 許恆嘉
2007-02-07  3:25           ` 許恆嘉
2007-02-07 23:49             ` Francois Romieu
2007-02-08  1:18               ` 許恆嘉
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-02-02  7:08 許恆嘉
2007-02-02  8:03 ` Andrey Panin
2007-02-02  8:06 ` Andrew Morton

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