bug#160: [kernel] bug#160: EISA Support in 82596.c

Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>, 160@bugs.parisc-linux.org Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>, 160@bugs.parisc-linux.org

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Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 19:41:38 +0000
From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org>
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On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 03:34:06PM +0000, kernel-admin@lists.parisc-linux.org wrote:
> The 82596.c driver does not appear to know how to search for network
> cards on the EISA bus.  The EISA bus appears to be recognized, but the
> EISA card is not.  The HP-UX 'ioscan' program indicates the card's
> address is '4/0/1'.  Selected text from pa-linux boot-up (Hardware is
> 715-100XC):

This is correct.  Back in the dim and distant past, someone decided to
split the 82596 driver into a PA-specific one (82596_lasi.c) and the
ISA/EISA driver.  Someone with enough time on their hands should reunify
the two drivers.  The `hoops that need to be jumped through' mentioned
in the source are not really any more onerous than, for example, the
ncr700 driver.

> If someone can work this issue, I may be able to arrange the donation of
> a 715-100XC to develop a driver.  If I get any inquiries I will look at
> getting my employer to donate a 715-100XC.

Can't really say fairer than that, any volunteers to do this work?
You may wish to make this offer to the parisc-linux@parisc-linux.org
mailing list.

Revolutions do not require corporate support.