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Bug 33024 - bcm570x-7.0.0.ebuild (New package)
Summary: bcm570x-7.0.0.ebuild (New package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: (DEPRECATED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-08 11:32 UTC by Thomas Eckert
Modified: 2004-04-08 20:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

bcm570x-7.0.0.ebuild (bcm570x-7.0.0.ebuild,1.20 KB, text/plain)
2003-11-08 11:32 UTC, Thomas Eckert
bcm570x-7.1.22.ebuild (bcm570x-7.1.22.ebuild,1.22 KB, text/plain)
2004-03-06 02:28 UTC, Thomas Eckert

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Description Thomas Eckert 2003-11-08 11:32:07 UTC
This is a ebuild for the broadcom 570x-gigabit-NICs included on many new mainboards.
It works on x86 and amd64 (both tested) -- the in-kernel tg3 has serious
problems on amd64!
Fetch-restriction is turned on -- the line directly after SRC_URI points to a
direct-loadable zip-arch but that contains a .src.rpm too. I'd suggest to put
"bcm5700-7.0.0.tar.gz" on the Gentoo-mirrors.

category: net-misc? (maybe sys-kmods?)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Thomas Eckert 2003-11-08 11:32:45 UTC
Created attachment 20449 [details]
Comment 2 Thomas Eckert 2003-11-26 11:10:17 UTC
I don't want to push too hard, but I have to negative tests with dual-opteron
boards and the in-kernel tg3-driver; if modular the machine keeps running at i386 speed for a few seconds and then freezes, if it is compiled in the the machine seems to freeze instantly (but the debugging in this case is very limited).

I'd really be happy if this bcm makes it into portage.
Comment 3 Thomas Eckert 2003-11-26 11:13:35 UTC
s/to negative/two (2) negative/
Comment 4 Brad House 2003-11-26 11:24:44 UTC
err, going to close this.
The bcm5700 driver is in module form in the 
look for it under the 1000MB adapters ....

Comment 5 Thomas Eckert 2003-11-26 11:29:14 UTC
so what (no offense, really)?
if i don't use the gentoo-patched kernel i'm lost. beside that there are
even ebuild for the intel "e100" and "e1000" drivers (and there two are included
in the vanilla kernel).
Comment 6 Brad House 2003-11-26 11:40:51 UTC
then patch using this:

you should use gentoo-dev-sources anyhow, it's not going to become as
patched as gentoo-sources.
Also, the tg3 driver is improving, and that's where everything needs to
be going. The bcm5700 driver is not pretty and should not be officially

Comment 7 Thomas Eckert 2003-11-26 12:25:09 UTC
i get your point, but I don't use 2.6.x kernels. i _never ever_ use prepatched 
kernels from anyone (i want to keep as close to vanilla as possible).
your dev-sources may be really good and only patched with
selected stuff -- but nevertheless i want to decide myself (and that's what
Gentoo is about and one reason why i use it).

i personally do not care if it goes to portage (i have this ebuild) -- but i had serious problems with tg3 that where fixed with bcm (it may be "not pretty" code but it does a far better job that tg3). so i wanted to save other people the time to reinvent
the wheel.

if it does not make it in, ok (i'm not going to "complain" any more); at least
it's documented in bugzilla.

Comment 8 Thomas Eckert 2004-03-06 02:26:47 UTC
sorry but need to reopen
Comment 9 Thomas Eckert 2004-03-06 02:28:14 UTC
Created attachment 26933 [details]

I'd like to bounce this back to bug-wranglers as it's not an isolated amd64
related thing -- but (once again) bugzilla strickes back and won't let me do
Comment 10 Thomas Eckert 2004-03-06 02:30:44 UTC
ahh, a bug needs to be open to re-assign (my apologies to bugzilla ;)
Comment 11 Jon Portnoy (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-14 13:21:12 UTC
Why was this bounced back to AMD64? The only Gentoo-supported kernel on AMD64 already has this, so this is an issue for x86 people (maybe the kernel team?)
Comment 12 Thomas Eckert 2004-03-22 01:50:11 UTC
this bug is frustrating guys: the interresting thing is, that gentoo-docs
( mention the
bcm570x-driver, I read somewhere that it is included on the boot-cd for amd64
but for the average user it's needlessly hard to get her system up and running.
Comment 13 Jason Cox (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-04-08 20:34:35 UTC
I understand your argument concerning the e100/e1000 drivers. I have added the ebuild to portage under net-misc.
Comment 14 Jason Cox (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-04-08 20:34:52 UTC
Closed, added to portage.