Re: [PATCH] starfire reads irq before pci_enable_device

From: Ion Badulescu (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 08:38:29 EST

On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > The way I understand it, IA64 and Alpha cope with it, but at the expense
> > of taking an exception for each packet -- so it's not worth it.
> You want to copy_checksum the frame on these platforms,

That's what we're doing...

> or better yet use
> a decent network card that can start the frame on odd word alignment. You need
> either the CPU or card to be able to handle misaligns efficiently.

Oh well. It's not too bad as long as Rx traffic is kept to a minimum,
because Tx is not affected. So use it for anon ftp servers or web servers.


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