[ros-kernel] Network status update
gerard.gatineau at laposte.net
Thu Jun 10 08:27:09 CEST 2004
art yerkes wrote:
>I did a big commit today of a lot of code I have been working on in the
>past months. Since the code is very new, there are probably problems
>that I've missed or things I forgot to check. mifritcher has already
>pointed out that pcntn5m running with the current tcpip.sys winds up in
>some new unimplemented ndis functions that have never been reached
>before. (I am currently using an ne2000 for testing)
>The main reason why I'm fairly cavalier about checking in this code is
>that the newest thing checked in is about three weeks old, and that
>since networking had its share of problems before, this checkin
>represents a clear improvement in my opinion.
>The other reason for checking in here is that others have wanted to help
>but keeping a second patched tree was causing problems. It will be easier
>to bring more reactos developers in here for the next phase of this work
>with networking in the main tree.
>I will fix breakage as soon as I see it or hear about it. I'll be testing
>with the pcnet and 3com drivers tonight and tomorrow hopefully and fixing
>The next task we need to do is to finish our msafd and afd
>implementations. afd is difficult and I'll be bugging everybody I can
>who's knowledgable about working in the kernel. msafd just needs to
>correctly follow the interface we make for afd.
>If anyone has wanted to see networking get going quicker, this is a
>very good place to bring some new people on.
No problem if causing possible breakage . There is no other way to
cleanup networking code quickly.
The difficulty will be to have NIC driver loading and successfully
opening adapter ( for example I have a Dlink DFE-530TX PCI RevA)
The 1st step will be to setup the registry.
I 've tried in the past with my Nic card . The driver loads but opening
the adapter at ndis level failed.
So I have 2 solutions if I want to test the networking :
1) Buy a Nic card which is already working with Ros .
=> Is a list available ?
2) Make the Dlink Nic card working.
=> I would prefer this solution
=> I think some debug messages are needed in Ndis configuration software
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