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Re: tg3 driver works without the firmware

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:20:19AM +0200, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > Update: I have tg3 compiling.  Since I can't actually test it, if anyone
> > else would like to, email me and I'll send you the patches.
> I was hit by the removal of the tg3 driver from kernel-source-2.6.5
> (on a server with two Broadcom BCM5704 controllers on a MSI K8D board). 
> Looking at the tg3 driver, I found that the firmware is needed only for 
> TSO support (which can easily be disabled in the driver) and for one 
> special chipset (5701_a0). 

That's absolutely correct. tg3 doesn't need firmware to work normally.

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