RE: [PATCH] drivers/net: move the nvidia forcedeth driver from 100M group to 1000M group

From: Peer Chen
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 21:27:46 EST

You are right,both ways would cause confusion,but sooner or later we need to move it because our NICs onward are all Gigabit and 100M NICs will disappear gradually in the future. Probably H.Peter's suggestion that have a single list for 100M and 1000M is a better choice.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lennart Sorensen [mailto:lsorense@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:06 PM
To: Peer Chen
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; akpm@xxxxxxxx; torvalds@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drivers/net: move the nvidia forcedeth driver from 100M group to 1000M group

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:30:04PM +0800, Peer Chen wrote:
> nForce ehternet is a Gigabit NIC not 100M, move it to 1000M group to
> avoid the confusion.

The forcedeth on my nforce2 board is 100Mbit. I think the driver handles both 100Mbit and GBit type devices. Makes for an interesting categorization problem. Moving it would cause confusion. Leaving it where it is could cause confusion. Moving it may confuse existing users more though so I would recommend leaving it alone unless you can somehow make it appear in both.

Len Sorensen
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