[gPXE-devel] New tg3 driver - Call for testers

Quinn Plattel qiet72 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 04:56:20 EST 2012


I shot the gun too early.  It's not working.  I'll paste the info on


On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Quinn Plattel <qiet72 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just tested your code on a Dell Latitude D630 with a Broadcom NetXtreme
> BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet card - works perfectly!
> br,
> Quinn Plattel
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Thomas Miletich <
> thomas.miletich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> For my GSoC project I have been working on updating the tg3 driver for
>> Broadcom BCM57xx NICs.
>> The old driver was still from etherboot and severely out of date.
>> The new driver is based on the driver of a recent linux version and
>> supports 79 NIC variants, as opposed to the 31 supported variants of
>> the old driver.
>> We don't have hardware to test the fiber PHY codepath, so no fiber
>> code is implemented in the current version. If you have fiber tg3 NICs
>> and would be interested in helping us test/implement this feature,
>> please let us know.
>> This driver was tested with the following cards: BCM5788, BCM5789,
>> BCM57780, BCM5761.
>> There is a know bug that freezes the machine with mdc's test card, a
>> BCM5701 that we still have to sort out.
>> If you're interested in testing the new driver, please let us know
>> which card you used and whether it worked or not.
>> You can get images from a rom-o-matic installation from
>> http://etherboot.org/meteger/gpxe/contrib/rom-o-matic/
>> The source can be fetched from
>> http://git.etherboot.org/people/meteger/gpxe.git/shortlog/refs/heads/tg3
>> The branch tg3 contains the most recent driver code.
>> If you experience any driver related issues, please enable the serial
>> console in
>> src/config/console.h, by changing "//#define       CONSOLE_SERIAL" to
>> "#define       CONSOLE_SERIAL".
>> Then rebuild gPXE with the following options:
>> make bin/tg3_main.usb DEBUG=tg3_main:3,tg3_hw,tg3_phy
>> and copy the serial output to http://pastebin.com or a similar site.
>> Thanks for any feedback!
>> Thomas
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> --
> Best regards/Med venlig hilsen,
> Quinn Plattel

Best regards/Med venlig hilsen,
Quinn Plattel
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