ppc405 enet changes (moving thread from commit)

andrew may acmay at acmay.homeip.net
Tue Aug 28 07:51:38 EST 2001

Just moving a thread over from the commit mailing list on changes to
the 405GP ethernet driver.

----- Forwarded message from andrew may <acmay at acmay.homeip.net> -----
On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 06:34:35PM -0400, Dan Malek wrote:
> andrew may wrote:
> > The COMMAC can handle packets that are across multiple buffer descriptors.
> Sure, most contemporary hardware can do this.
> > So the ethernet hardware should be able to handle skb frags.
> Have you ever seen these?  You certainly don't get them for transmit.

Well you have to set dev->features to get them otherwise the net core
will call skb_linearize and you will never see them. Then you have to
have something in the stack generate them, like sendfile.

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