Microstar comments?

ron.peterson at yellowbank.com ron.peterson at yellowbank.com
Tue Aug 31 16:41:19 PDT 2004

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 05:53:30PM +0000, John Gay wrote:
> On Tue 31 Aug 2004 13:36, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> > John Gay wrote:
> > > The broadcom BCM5705 Gigabit controller sounds slightly more difficult.
> > > From googling, seems it 'should' work as a tg3 card, but there are
> > > discussions from mar 2003 about a buggy driver. Broadcom does provide a
> > > Linux driver, but comments suggest the kernels one is better?
> >
> > My Dell servers have Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet chips in them and work
> > fine with the kernel's stock tg3 driver. The tg3 driver is well
> > maintained by the kernel's network device driver team, as this chip
> > appears in a _lot_ of high-end servers and workstations (across many
> > different platforms).
> That's good to know. I googled for a while and could only find comments about 
> the problems the kernel drivers were having back in feb/mar 2003. No one says 
> much about drivers when they are working fine (-;

I've succesfully used both.  I settled on the tg3 driver, as it's
included with the kernel, but the bcm driver worked fine also.  IIRC,
the ethtool maintainer (Jeff Garzik) also maintains, or at least works
on, tg3.

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