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Date:      Thu, 07 Dec 1995 14:24:57 -0800
From:      David Greenman <davidg@Root.COM>
To:        "Andrew Webster" <awebster@dataradio.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Explain this! 
Message-ID:  <199512072224.OAA06236@corbin.Root.COM>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 07 Dec 95 14:12:56 GMT." <199512071911.OAA00873@vhf.dataradio.com> 

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>On a hunch, I put the SMC8013 back into the new machine, and now it 
>works as fast (maybe faster) than it used to!
>
>This leaves me wondering:
>	1. Is the 3C509 card a piece of junk?
>		It works okay on my dos box with the SMC card in the BSD box!

   No.

>	2. Is the ep0 driver corrupting data packets?
>		I tried all sorts of MTU sizes on the dos box, it still didn't
>		work any better.

   Probably.

>	3. Is the ep0 driver dropping ack packets from the FTP client?
>		Don't know.

   Probably. There is a serious bug in the driver that causes it to reset the
card every second (it botches the handling of the watchdog timer). It likely
has other problems, too. I'm going to either fix it or rewrite it - I haven't
decided which yet.

-DG



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