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?)
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 20449 [details]
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.
s/to negative/two (2) negative/
err, going to close this.
The bcm5700 driver is in module form in the
look for it under the 1000MB adapters ....
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).
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
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
if it does not make it in, ok (i'm not going to "complain" any more); at least
it's documented in bugzilla.
sorry but need to reopen
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
ahh, a bug needs to be open to re-assign (my apologies to bugzilla ;)
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?)
this bug is frustrating guys: the interresting thing is, that gentoo-docs
(http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/amd64/index.xml?part=2&chap=2) 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.
I understand your argument concerning the e100/e1000 drivers. I have added the ebuild to portage under net-misc.
Closed, added to portage.