Re: 2.0.16 still has old (broken) 3c59x driver, still bug reports

Mikael Abrahamsson (
Sun, 1 Sep 1996 22:50:49 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 31 Aug 1996, 0xdeadbeef wrote:

> It appears that 2.0.16 fixes many bugs, but creates a few new ones of its
> own. Also, I see that the latest 3c59x.c (from Donald Becker, who else :-)
> has not yet been integrated into the kernel. The latest version fixes
> crashes that would otherwise occur with my card (a very recent 3c590TPO
> PCI, mfg. aug 1996). The latest versions of the drivers have been
> extremely stable under heavy load (about 300-400packets/sec, mainly
> because RPI Dormnet is getting netbios/netbeui broadcast storms for badly
> configured win95 machines). Both boomerang.c (with support for 3c90x
> cards as well as 3c59x) and 3c59x.c off of the FTP site work without
> problems and really should be included in the latest kernels before 2.1
> comes out, as we really don't want bad drivers for these cards sticking
> around forever in 2.0.x. Also, 3c90x support would not be a bad idea,
> especially since the cards seem to be far less brain-damaged (and faster)
> than the 3c59x cards, as well as cheaper.

boomerang.c (v.28c) didnt work with my 3c590 with 8k buffer. Please dont
incorporate it into the kernel before it has been made to work so we wont
have the problems we had when .25 was implemented before it was tested