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  2SiS 900/7016 Fast Ethernet Device Driver
  3
  4Ollie Lho
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  6Lei Chun Chang
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  8   Copyright � 1999 by Silicon Integrated System Corp.
  9   
 10   This document gives some information on installation and usage of SiS
 11   900/7016 device driver under Linux.
 12   
 13   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 14   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 15   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
 16   your option) any later version.
 17   
 18   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
 19   WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 20   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
 21   General Public License for more details.
 22   
 23   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 24   along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 25   Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307
 26   USA
 27     _________________________________________________________________
 28   
 29   Table of Contents
 30   1. Introduction
 31   2. Changes
 32   3. Tested Environment
 33   4. Files in This Package
 34   5. Installation
 35          
 36        Building the driver as loadable module
 37        Building the driver into kernel
 38                
 39   6. Known Problems and Bugs
 40   7. Revision History
 41   8. Acknowledgements
 42     _________________________________________________________________
 43   
 44Chapter 1. Introduction
 45
 46   This document describes the revision 1.06 and 1.07 of SiS 900/7016
 47   Fast Ethernet device driver under Linux. The driver is developed by
 48   Silicon Integrated System Corp. and distributed freely under the GNU
 49   General Public License (GPL). The driver can be compiled as a loadable
 50   module and used under Linux kernel version 2.2.x. (rev. 1.06) With
 51   minimal changes, the driver can also be used under 2.3.x and 2.4.x
 52   kernel (rev. 1.07), please see Chapter 5. If you are intended to use
 53   the driver for earlier kernels, you are on your own.
 54   
 55   The driver is tested with usual TCP/IP applications including FTP,
 56   Telnet, Netscape etc. and is used constantly by the developers.
 57   
 58   Please send all comments/fixes/questions to Lei-Chun Chang.
 59     _________________________________________________________________
 60   
 61Chapter 2. Changes
 62
 63   Changes made in Revision 1.07
 64   
 65    1. Separation of sis900.c and sis900.h in order to move most constant
 66       definition to sis900.h (many of those constants were corrected)
 67    2. Clean up PCI detection, the pci-scan from Donald Becker were not
 68       used, just simple pci_find_*.
 69    3. MII detection is modified to support multiple mii transceiver.
 70    4. Bugs in read_eeprom, mdio_* were removed.
 71    5. Lot of sis900 irrelevant comments were removed/changed and more
 72       comments were added to reflect the real situation.
 73    6. Clean up of physical/virtual address space mess in buffer
 74       descriptors.
 75    7. Better transmit/receive error handling.
 76    8. The driver now uses zero-copy single buffer management scheme to
 77       improve performance.
 78    9. Names of variables were changed to be more consistent.
 79   10. Clean up of auo-negotiation and timer code.
 80   11. Automatic detection and change of PHY on the fly.
 81   12. Bug in mac probing fixed.
 82   13. Fix 630E equalier problem by modifying the equalizer workaround
 83       rule.
 84   14. Support for ICS1893 10/100 Interated PHYceiver.
 85   15. Support for media select by ifconfig.
 86   16. Added kernel-doc extratable documentation.
 87     _________________________________________________________________
 88   
 89Chapter 3. Tested Environment
 90
 91   This driver is developed on the following hardware
 92   
 93     * Intel Celeron 500 with SiS 630 (rev 02) chipset
 94     * SiS 900 (rev 01) and SiS 7016/7014 Fast Ethernet Card
 95       
 96   and tested with these software environments
 97   
 98     * Red Hat Linux version 6.2
 99     * Linux kernel version 2.4.0
100     * Netscape version 4.6
101     * NcFTP 3.0.0 beta 18
102     * Samba version 2.0.3
103     _________________________________________________________________
104   
105Chapter 4. Files in This Package
106
107   In the package you can find these files:
108   
109   sis900.c
110          Driver source file in C
111          
112   sis900.h
113          Header file for sis900.c
114          
115   sis900.sgml
116          DocBook SGML source of the document
117          
118   sis900.txt
119          Driver document in plain text
120     _________________________________________________________________
121   
122Chapter 5. Installation
123
124   Silicon Integrated System Corp. is cooperating closely with core Linux
125   Kernel developers. The revisions of SiS 900 driver are distributed by
126   the usuall channels for kernel tar files and patches. Those kernel tar
127   files for official kernel and patches for kernel pre-release can be
128   download at official kernel ftp site and its mirrors. The 1.06
129   revision can be found in kernel version later than 2.3.15 and
130   pre-2.2.14, and 1.07 revision can be found in kernel version 2.4.0. If
131   you have no prior experience in networking under Linux, please read
132   Ethernet HOWTO and Networking HOWTO available from Linux Documentation
133   Project (LDP).
134   
135   The driver is bundled in release later than 2.2.11 and 2.3.15 so this
136   is the most easy case. Be sure you have the appropriate packages for
137   compiling kernel source. Those packages are listed in Document/Changes
138   in kernel source distribution. If you have to install the driver other
139   than those bundled in kernel release, you should have your driver file
140   sis900.c and sis900.h copied into /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/ first.
141   There are two alternative ways to install the driver
142     _________________________________________________________________
143   
144Building the driver as loadable module
145
146   To build the driver as a loadable kernel module you have to
147   reconfigure the kernel to activate network support by
148   
149make menuconfig
150
151   Choose "Loadable module support --->", then select "Enable loadable
152   module support".
153   
154   Choose "Network Device Support --->", select "Ethernet (10 or
155   100Mbit)". Then select "EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers", and
156   choose "SiS 900/7016 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support" to "M".
157   
158   After reconfiguring the kernel, you can make the driver module by
159   
160make modules
161
162   The driver should be compiled with no errors. After compiling the
163   driver, the driver can be installed to proper place by
164   
165make modules_install
166
167   Load the driver into kernel by
168   
169insmod sis900
170
171   When loading the driver into memory, some information message can be
172   view by
173   
174dmesg
175
176   or
177cat /var/log/message
178
179   If the driver is loaded properly you will have messages similar to
180   this:
181   
182sis900.c: v1.07.06  11/07/2000
183eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd000, IRQ 10, 00:00:e8:83:7f:a4.
184eth0: SiS 900 Internal MII PHY transceiver found at address 1.
185eth0: Using SiS 900 Internal MII PHY as default
186
187   showing the version of the driver and the results of probing routine.
188   
189   Once the driver is loaded, network can be brought up by
190   
191/sbin/ifconfig eth0 IPADDR broadcast BROADCAST netmask NETMASK media TYPE
192
193   where IPADDR, BROADCAST, NETMASK are your IP address, broadcast
194   address and netmask respectively. TYPE is used to set medium type used
195   by the device. Typical values are "10baseT"(twisted-pair 10Mbps
196   Ethernet) or "100baseT" (twisted-pair 100Mbps Ethernet). For more
197   information on how to configure network interface, please refer to
198   Networking HOWTO.
199   
200   The link status is also shown by kernel messages. For example, after
201   the network interface is activated, you may have the message:
202   
203eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex
204
205   If you try to unplug the twist pair (TP) cable you will get
206   
207eth0: Media Link Off
208
209   indicating that the link is failed.
210     _________________________________________________________________
211   
212Building the driver into kernel
213
214   If you want to make the driver into kernel, choose "Y" rather than "M"
215   on "SiS 900/7016 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support" when configuring
216   the kernel. Build the kernel image in the usual way
217   
218make clean
219
220make bzlilo
221
222   Next time the system reboot, you have the driver in memory.
223     _________________________________________________________________
224   
225Chapter 6. Known Problems and Bugs
226
227   There are some known problems and bugs. If you find any other bugs
228   please mail to lcchang@sis.com.tw
229   
230    1. AM79C901 HomePNA PHY is not thoroughly tested, there may be some
231       bugs in the "on the fly" change of transceiver.
232    2. A bug is hidden somewhere in the receive buffer management code,
233       the bug causes NULL pointer reference in the kernel. This fault is
234       caught before bad things happen and reported with the message:
235       eth0: NULL pointer encountered in Rx ring, skipping which can be
236       viewed with dmesg or cat /var/log/message.
237    3. The media type change from 10Mbps to 100Mbps twisted-pair ethernet
238       by ifconfig causes the media link down.
239     _________________________________________________________________
240   
241Chapter 7. Revision History
242
243     * November 13, 2000, Revision 1.07, seventh release, 630E problem
244       fixed and further clean up.
245     * November 4, 1999, Revision 1.06, Second release, lots of clean up
246       and optimization.
247     * August 8, 1999, Revision 1.05, Initial Public Release
248     _________________________________________________________________
249   
250Chapter 8. Acknowledgements
251
252   This driver was originally derived form Donald Becker's pci-skeleton
253   and rtl8139 drivers. Donald also provided various suggestion regarded
254   with improvements made in revision 1.06.
255   
256   The 1.05 revision was created by Jim Huang, AMD 79c901 support was
257   added by Chin-Shan Li.