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DLINK 570 and if_dc support
This is an informational, but also a request.
We have a number of the DLINK-570 four port cards. The if_de driver is
really really bad for throughput, so a quick bit of hacking on current to
remove some ifdef's etc. has the card working very well with the if_dc
The steps are:
1. Remove the #if 0 ... #endif around the bit that allows the
PCI_VENDOR_DEC, PCI_PRODUCT_DEC_21142 } to be matched in the probe routine.
2. The probe routine needs to return > 1 to be chosen over the if_de
driver - I just changed it to return 2.
3. The "nyphyter" PHYs needs to be config into the kernel else the lights
don't work with the ukphy driver.
I would have supplied patches but my sources are remote just now. If Jason
and Theo are happy, I can commit these changes directly later this weekend.
The throughput went from 50k/s to 6.5M/s (yes K to M).