RTL-8139D ethernet driver
joel.sherrill at oarcorp.com
Mon Mar 27 14:13:42 UTC 2006
Angelo Fraietta wrote:
> There is an RTEMS driver available at
> I have not actually used it yet, however, it has been reported to me
> that it works
If Daron can confirm it works, it should be merged. Almost any NIC
driver that works
and is in the tree is a good thing.
> Eric Norum wrote:
>> 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:// ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/rtl8139.c.
>> 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
>>> 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 ?
>>> -- dc
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