[haiku] Re: freebsd network drivers

In case, anyone having access to a /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC (the
path could be different, but the file is very likely to be named
"GENERIC") file under a FreeBSD source tree will have all the modules
barely documented (which are ISA, which are PCI and what card or network
chip they support).

regards,

Olivier

Le mardi 09 décembre 2008 à 22:42 +0100, Olivier Cortès a écrit :
> I personnaly have worked with freebsd as system administrator since v4.2
> and until v5.x. I know some of the drivers, and approximately which are
> pci and/or ISA.
> 
> Eventually I could help identifying them.
> 
> at a glance, if memory serves my right, I can say that :
> * "xl" is the 3com PCI driver used for most 10/100 adapters,
> * "fxp" is the Intel one for 10/100 PCI adapters.
> * "hme" is the Apple network card used on PPC (g4 & g5).
> 
> If you want I can make a more complete research, and focus on drivers
> dealing with PCI and PCIexpress cards, or whatever the needs are. Just
> tell me, this won't be difficult to me, I'm at ease with FreeBSD, and
> this won't require my (currently little and slow) C++ skills ;-)
> 
> regards,
> 
> Olivier
> 
> Le mardi 09 décembre 2008 à 13:06 -0800, Urias McCullough a écrit :
> > On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 12:52 PM, scott mc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Perhaps start with the ones that had a higher number and worktowards
> > > the ones that cover less?  Here's the list sorted from highest to
> > > lowest:
> > 
> > However, it's likely that the drivers with fewer devices are actually
> > newer, and some of the ones with lots of devices are older...
> > 
> > Also, i'm guessing many of those are ISA chipsets - which aren't
> > terribly relevant in Haiku at this point. Also, I'm guessing some are
> > targetting PCMCIA cards.
> > 
> > Possibly it would be better to identify the most commonly-used
> > chipsets and focus on those first - specifically the integrated ones.
> > 
> > Is there a way to easily identify those?
> > 

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