is a driver for all NS8390-based PCMCIA ethernet cards. It can use
either polled IO or a shared memory window to exchange data with the
card. The driver first tests for a shared memory buffer, falling
back on polled IO if the memory test fails. It replaces the
drivers in previous releases. When this driver is bound to a card, it
allocates the next available ethernet device
device name will be reported in the kernel log file, and passed on to
Selects the PCMCIA debugging level. This parameter is only available
if the module is compiled with debugging enabled. A non-zero value
Specifies the set of interrupts that may be allocated by this driver.
Selects the transceiver type, for Socket EA and IBM CCAE cards. 1 is
10baseT (twisted pair), and 2 is 10base2 (BNC, or thin net). The
default is 1 (10baseT).
For Socket EA cards, a flag indicating if the driver should use the
large (64K) packet buffer. The default is 1 (true).
Selects shared memory versus polled IO mode for packet transfers. The
default is -1, meaning to use the card's CIS information to decide.
Sets the access speed of the shared memory window, in nanoseconds.
The default is 0 (i.e., no extra wait states). Values of up to 1000
Specifies that a delay should be inserted after a polled IO block
output. This is turned on by default for Accton and Socket EA cards.
Specifies the length of the
delay, in microseconds. The default is 4.
For cards whose hardware ethernet addresses can't be identified by the
current driver, this is a hack for hardwiring a specific address. The
argument should consist of exactly six byte-sized numbers, separated
by commas, with no spaces. Numbers may be in decimal or hex ('0xNN').
eth#: interrupt(s) dropped!
Indicates that the driver did not receive an interrupt notification
for some reason. The driver will poll the card (with a significant
performance penalty) if the problem persists. The most likely cause
is an interrupt conflict and/or host bridge configuration problem.