AMD PCNET PACKET DRIVER

MODE provides various functions to control how the card works with regards to sending and receiving packets, and running loopback tests. The next section will enable some interrupts on the card. Finally, once all our ring buffers are set up, we need to give their addresses to the card. You can do this by either waiting for an interrupt if you didn’t disable the initialization done interrupt in CSR3 or by polling until CSR0 bit 8 is set. There are other bits in CSR0 than can be set depending on how you set up interrupt masks in CSR3 and additionally other bits in CSR4 that can signal interrupts although these are usually masked out on reset. Note that interrupts can come from many sources other than new packets. If you want to keep the current one, you will need to first read it from the EPROM of the card it is exposed as the first 6 bytes of the IO space that the registers are in.

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You need to parse ACPI tables etc.

Once initialization has completed, you can finally start the card. Transmit interrupt mask – if set then an interrupt won’t be triggered when a packet has completed sending.

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Depending on your design this may be preferable. This article will focus on the Am79CA a. You probably want to set it to zero enable transmit and receive functionality, receive broadcast packets and those sent this physical address, disable promiscuous mode. Up to ring buffers can be used. You should also have a variable that stores the current ‘pointer’ into each buffer i.

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The next section will enable some interrupts on the card. Articles that may contain original research from November All articles that may contain original research All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from Pcneg At initialization, you would want the card to ‘own’ all the receive buffers so it can write new packets into them that it receives, then flip ownership to the driveramx the driver to ‘own’ all the pcnt buffers so it can write packets to be transmitted, then flip ownership to the driver.

LADR is the logical address filter you want the card to use pacet deciding to accept Ethernet packets with logical addressing. No capability for transmit buffer byte count of zero. This page has been accessed 13, times. Note that interrupts can come from many sources other than new packets. This section possibly contains original research.

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You will need to allocate a 28 byte region of physical memory, aligned on a bit boundary. Archived from the original on Of course, this precludes multicast packey.

If you want to keep the ppacket one, you will need to first read it from the EPROM of the card it is exposed as the apcket 6 bytes of the IO space that the registers are in. Padket descriptor zero byte count buffer interpreted as available bytes. But the “Table B MODE provides various functions to control how the card works with regards to sending and receiving packets, and running loopback tests.

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Note that if you want to wait for an interrupt you will also need to set bit 6 of CSR0 or interrupts won’t be generated you will need to enable this anyway to get notification of received packets, so it makes sense to set it at the same time as the initialization bit.

If this is cleared, it means the driver ‘owns’ that particular ring buffer entry. There are two ways of setting up the card registers: In packwt languages Deutsch.

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Features a Time-domain reflectometer TDR with a granularity of 30 meter. Networking hardware Integrated circuits. The workaround is to ignore packets with an invalid destination address garbage will usually not match. External loopback on a live network may cause reception of invalid loopback failure indications.

Given that the MMIO access is sometimes absent on emulators or certain systems, this article will focus on apcket IO port access.

And this chip bug might be the reason. You probably want this as it is far easier to poll for this situation which only occurs once anyway.