Re: e1000 driver for linux

From: Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk (roy@karlsbakk.net)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 05:25:09 EST


anyone knows how to compile this into kernel? I need it statically
linked...

anyway ... I beleive it panics kernels with highmem enabled, but I'll do
more testing

On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Dennis wrote:

> At 06:57 PM 01/14/2002, John Newbigin wrote:
>
>
> >Dennis wrote:
> > >
> > > Uh...well its INTELs driver, available from Intel's site.
> >But the intel driver has an Intel licence which prevents it becoming
> >part of the kernel source distribution. This version from Compaq is BSD
> >which AFAIK does allow it to be integrated.
> >
> > >
> > > At 01:17 AM 01/14/2002, John Newbigin wrote:
> > > >Compaq appear to have an e1000 driver for linux which is covered by the
> > > >BSD licence.
>
>
> Im trying to tell you (without popping a vein) that its NOT compaqs driver,
> it is Intels. Intel has changed the license on it recently..mainly because
> they came out with a FreeBSD driver with a BSD license.
>
> The driver compiles as a module and installs, so who gives a rats arse if
> its "officially" in the kernel or not?
>
>
> DB
>
> > > >
> > > >The download page is here
> > > >http://www.compaq.com/support/files/server/us/download/10568.html
> > > >or the srpm from here
> > > >ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/supportsoftware/linux/redhat/
> > e1000-3.0.7-1.src.rpm
> > > >
> > > >The rpm spec file states
> > > >copyright: BSD
> > > >
> > > >this the the LICENCE file contained inside the tgz file:
> > > >
> > > >==============================================
> > > >Copyright (c) 1999 - 2001, Intel Corporation
> > > >
> > > >All rights reserved.
> > > >
> > > >Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> > > >modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
> > > >met:
> > > >
> > > > 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> > > >notice,
> > > > this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> > > >
> > > > 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> > > >notice,
> > > > this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> > > >documentation
> > > > and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> > > >
> > > > 3. Neither the name of Intel Corporation nor the names of its
> > > >contributors
> > > > may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this
> > > >software
> > > > without specific prior written permission.
> > > >
> > > >THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS
> > > >IS''
> > > >AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
> > > >THE
> > > >IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
> > > >PURPOSE ARE
> > > >DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
> > > >INDIRECT,
> > > >INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
> > > >NOT
> > > >LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
> > > >DATA, OR
> > > >PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF
> > > >LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
> > > >NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
> > > >SOFTWARE,
> > > >EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
> > > >==============================================
> > > >
> > > >If this is BSD compatible then does that mean the driver could end up in
> > > >the kernel proper?
> > > >
> > > >I have tested the driver which works, so far without any problems.
> > > >
> > > >The driver does not come with tech specs but the code seems fairly well
> > > >documented.
> > > >
> > > >John.
> > > >
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