Re: Happy Meal Ethernet - hme on Ultra1 not reliable
On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 02:54:22PM -0800, Joshua Uziel wrote:
> You both need to use the patch at
> * Shawn Wallbridge <email@example.com> [030314 11:28]:
> > I have had many problems with hme's under both Debian and OpenBSD. I have
> > decided to just stick with 10Mb/s for my Ultra's.
> Things are fine for me on all my machines without that patch and on the
> Ultra 1s with that patch.
> > > Looking at the comments in sunhme.c of the kernel code, it looks
> > > like the driver programmer had a frustrating experience.
> ROFL! That's standard for Dave Miller's code... read through some of
> the comments in arch/sparc/ and arch/sparc64/ for some laughs sometime.
> > > If HME ethernet isn't reliable, what SBUS alternatives are there which
> > > will work well? I need an ethernet card for which there will be a
> > > unique MAC address or I can set the address, to work with the DHCP
> > > server at my work.
There is the so-called MigMac cards. I've got a couple for my SS20. I
hacked a printk out of the driver that continuously spake that the link
was down, when it wasn't, but other than that, they seem to work fine.
> The HME is reliable for me on U1E systems once that patch is applied.