i82596 ethernet driver

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz ghurwitz at dyndns.com
Mon Jun 25 23:08:19 EST 2001

Our board has an i82596 ethernet chip sitting on the bus (interrupt 6,
port regs @ 0x10710000, control regs @ 0x10718000). I've been looking over
the existing driver code in drivers/net, and must admit that I'm getting a
bit frazzeled but how much dirty work it would take to fit the existing
driver to our board. Indeed, one person has already taken to driver and
created a seperate port of the driver for his board.

Does anyone have experience with this driver? Would I be best served to
use the existing code as a reference, modify the existing code to work
with my board, start from scratch, or abandon all hope and join a
monastery? If I would be best served to write my own driver, does anyone
have a good skeleton driver to use for an on-board controller? There are
isa and pci skeletons, but I am neither isa nor pci.


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