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From: 許恆嘉 <>
To: Francois Romieu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] r8169: support RTL8169SC/8110SC
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 10:56:12 +0800	[thread overview]
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Francois Romieu 提到:

> :
>>So, do you think that it is a good idea to keep other vendos's PID and
>>DID in the part?


OK! I will do it.

>>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.

Realtek does implement 7k limit for jumbo frames. I think there is no standard to require how large a jumbo frame should be implemented.

>- out of curiosity, did you try the current in-kernel r8169 driver with
>  a 8111B or a 8101E ?
Yes I did! I tried Linux kernel 2.6.19. It seems that r8169.c supports 
RTL8111B and RTL8101E.

>- is there any plan to open the programming manuals of the PCI-E chipsets ?
Realtek does not have the plan to open  the programming manuals of the 
PCI-E chipsets.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07  2:56 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
2007-02-07  2:56           ` 許恆嘉 [this message]
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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