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From: 許恆嘉 <edward_hsu@realtek.com.tw>
To: Francois Romieu <romieu@fr.zoreil.com>
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: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 11:25:07 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45C94693.5090900@realtek.com.tw> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070206213827.GA25119@electric-eye.fr.zoreil.com>

Dear Francois:

I think I didn't make it clear about the programming manuals for PCI-E ICs.

Due to several legal issues, Realtek won't put the programming guide on 
its website. However, Realtek does offer the programming guide if the 
customers need it. If you want to have a copy of it, please contact 
Realtek FAE<ryankao@realtek.com.tw>.

Best Regards,
Edward 2007/02/07

Francois Romieu 提到:

>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 ?
>
>  
>

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07  3:25 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
2007-02-07  3:25           ` 許恆嘉 [this message]
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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