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Re: [linux-tr] PCI Cards

Peter's e-mail address is schrijvp@rc.bel.alcatel.be. Good luck!

Scott Parkerson <witsend@us.ibm.com>
NIC Device Driver Development @ IBM Network Hardware Division
Tel (919) 486-0837 / FAX (919) 254-9616

"Testing can show the presence of bugs, but not their absence." -- Dijkstra

Paul Norton <pnorton@ccnusa.com> on 04/06/99 05:02:52 PM

Please respond to linux-tr@emissary.aus-etc.com

To:   linux-tr@emissary.aus-etc.com
cc:    (bcc: Scott G Parkerson/Raleigh/IBM)
Subject:  [linux-tr] PCI Cards

I know that as of the end of February it was still being worked on by
Peter, that he is able to get the card to initialize and was working
on the tx/rx code.  My mail to him bounces as well, but I know that
some of the IBM'ers in Europe are in contact with him.  I would
consider this project active.

If you still feel the need (or interest) to do some development for
that driver I can forward you the pdf docs I received from IBM (no
NDA), but I would still encourage you to contact Peter if at all

OTOH, if you're just looking for a way to contribute I have plenty of
t-r projects that have been sitting waaaaay too long simply for my
lack of time to work on them.  Wanna help a bunch of people?  Wanna
get your name forever immortalized in the Linux kernel?  Wanna just
increase your networking and OS knowledge?  This is a great way to do

Mike Phillips writes:
 > Paul,
 > I know your working on the LANStreamer cards, but is anybody working on
the other PCI adapters ?  According to a message on the ibm web site Peter
De Schrijver is, but all the e-mail addresses I found for him bounced.
 > Following my success (or sheer luck) with the pcmcia stuff, I thought I
might work on the PCI driver.  Of course IBM haven't made public the
technical information for the cards. I've managed to read the cards
configuration, reset the card and initialize it, but I need to the
specifics for these cards (the Lanstreamer specs and some serious guess
work and memory trolling got me this far.)
 > Do you have any experience/contacts with ibm and getting information
from them, are they going to expect an NDA ?
 > Mike