RTL-8139D ethernet driver

Eric Norum norume at aps.anl.gov
Fri Mar 24 19:54:58 UTC 2006

Here's what if found on a Linux driver page.  Note the last two  
sentences -- I think that you'll need to port the if_rl driver.


This page contains information on using Linux with the Realtek  
RTL8129 and RTL8139 Fast Ethernet Controllers for PCI.

The Linux driver for the RealTek RTL8129/8139 is available from ftp:// 

This driver was written to support the Scyld Beowulf cluster  
distribution. For Beowulf-specific information, read the Beowulf  
project web page. For commercial Beowulf support, contact SCYLD  

This driver is for the RealTek 8129 and 8139 chips only. The 8019 and  
8029 chips are unrelated designs. They are PCI NE2000 clones, and are  
supported by updates to the NE2000 driver available from the Linux  
PCI NE2000 Driver page.


On Mar 24, 2006, at 12:34 PM, Daron Chabot wrote:

> What is the status of rtems support for the 8139 ethernet  
> chipset ?  I've found relevant threads on the mailing list:
> 1) http://www.rtems.com/ml/rtems-users/2003/january/msg00072.html
> 	-- indicates a driver was created/tested, but source was not  
> committed.
> and,
> 2) http://www.rtems.com/ml/rtems-users/2002/november/msg00235.html
> 	-- seems some success was had by using the ne2000 driver...
> 3) http://www.rtems.com/ml/rtems-users/2004/february/msg00122.html
> 	-- the existence of an rtems RTL-8139 driver was unresolved here...
> FreeBSD's "if_rl" driver would be straightforward to port, but  
> hints of the 8139's compatibility with the ne2000 chipset may  
> indicate an even simpler solution.
> Anyone have any experiences to share regarding this ethernet card  
> and RTEMS ?
> thx.
> -- dc

Eric Norum <norume at aps.anl.gov>
Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory
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