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====== Guo-Fu Tseng: Implement and Port Ethernet Drivers for gPXE ====== ===== Project Plan ===== ==== Summary ==== In order to obtain better performance from JMicron Ethernet Card. Instead of using the UNDI driver, I would implement a better performance native driver for gPXE. The tg3 driver of gPXE project still using old etherboot API, I would buy a Broadcom NIC and try to port it into new gPXE API. ==== Milestones and Timeline ==== * Week 1-2:\\ * Trace the underlining implementation of gPXE for drivers, try to get the picture how would the gPXE acted while calling them. So that I can design and control the driver's flow in the next weeks. * Week 3-4:\\ * Implement the basic transmit and receive function in polling mode. To make sure that all the PCI and DMA actions are performed correctly. * Week 5-6:\\ * Link change event recover, review code, heavy load testing, debugging. * Week 7:\\ * Trace tg3 driver of both Linux and gPXE. * Week 8-10:\\ * Convert tg3 driver from old etherboot API to new gPXE API. * Week 11-12:\\ * Testing and Debuging. ==== Extra stuff from original plan ==== * Ethernet RX checksum offloading support * TCP out-of-order receive queue * TCP Selective acknowledgement [RFC 2018][RFC 1323] * TCP Window scale [RFC 1323] * TCP PAWS(Protect Against Wrapped Sequence Nunbers) [RFC 1323] * Possible tunning TCP/HTTP xfer interface.

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