Based on kernel version 3.8. Page generated on 2013-02-20 22:02 EST.
1 The EtherWORKS 3 driver in this distribution is designed to work with all 2 kernels > 1.1.33 (approx) and includes tools in the 'ewrk3tools' 3 subdirectory to allow set up of the card, similar to the MSDOS 4 'NICSETUP.EXE' tools provided on the DOS drivers disk (type 'make' in that 5 subdirectory to make the tools). 6 7 The supported cards are DE203, DE204 and DE205. All other cards are NOT 8 supported - refer to 'depca.c' for running the LANCE based network cards and 9 'de4x5.c' for the DIGITAL Semiconductor PCI chip based adapters from 10 Digital. 11 12 The ability to load this driver as a loadable module has been included and 13 used extensively during the driver development (to save those long reboot 14 sequences). To utilise this ability, you have to do 8 things: 15 16 0) have a copy of the loadable modules code installed on your system. 17 1) copy ewrk3.c from the /linux/drivers/net directory to your favourite 18 temporary directory. 19 2) edit the source code near line 1898 to reflect the I/O address and 20 IRQ you're using. 21 3) compile ewrk3.c, but include -DMODULE in the command line to ensure 22 that the correct bits are compiled (see end of source code). 23 4) if you are wanting to add a new card, goto 5. Otherwise, recompile a 24 kernel with the ewrk3 configuration turned off and reboot. 25 5) insmod ewrk3.o 26 [Alan Cox: Changed this so you can insmod ewrk3.o irq=x io=y] 27 [Adam Kropelin: Multiple cards now supported by irq=x1,x2 io=y1,y2] 28 6) run the net startup bits for your new eth?? interface manually 29 (usually /etc/rc.inet at boot time). 30 7) enjoy! 31 32 Note that autoprobing is not allowed in loadable modules - the system is 33 already up and running and you're messing with interrupts. 34 35 To unload a module, turn off the associated interface 36 'ifconfig eth?? down' then 'rmmod ewrk3'. 37 38 The performance we've achieved so far has been measured through the 'ttcp' 39 tool at 975kB/s. This measures the total TCP stack performance which 40 includes the card, so don't expect to get much nearer the 1.25MB/s 41 theoretical Ethernet rate. 42 43 44 Enjoy! 45 46 Dave