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2000 Report Archive
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2000 REPORT ARCHIVE
February 4, 2000
Summary of the IRC meeting
plus some lurkers
Short term goals
We're still having a problem with media selection and
interrupts on A180, and endianness problems on 21140 chipset PCI cards.
Thomas made good progress with a pcnet32 card with endian clean driver,
exposing bugs in the tcp checksum code which have been largely fixed.
Thomas expects to have tulip working by this weekend. Lack of endianess
support is the main problem. 2.2.14 is the "latest" tulip.c
but has no big endian support.
Mike Ang will send the outputs of the tulip diagnostic program in
cvsroot:/userspace/ktulip-diag.c to Donald Becker for help.
- SuperIO serial
SuperIO serial support is required to get userland serial console working
Martin Petersen looked at data sheet and it's way too complicated.
Grant Grundler: I think the various components have to share IRQ lines.
Since this bugger is 3 PCI functions and only function 1 (or 2)
has the IRQ line, it gets a bit messy.
I think we also need to get some specifics on how firmware
*reports* those devices. I helped set some of that up for HP-UX
but that was over a year ago.
IIRC, the function 0 gets advertised first to HP-UX but it's
interrupt comes through function 1. So the driver for function 0
has to poke registers on function 1.
Grant - will check if anyone in HP is interested in making this work.
Mike volunteered to start looking at it on Monday (2/7/2000).
- Interrupts on C3000
Grant Still working on it.
Fleed is still having/had trouble with card-mode dino.
dino.c.ilr data page faulted. Grant will look at this
after spending some more time on C3k problems.
- Willy mentioned that we will have to think about running on 64bit at some
(roughly in order)
Page last modified on 2000-02-29
- serial console input and output
- nfs root filesystem
- scsi support