Grant Grundler wrote:
> ISTR there was a time when tulip would compete with de4x5 for devices.
> tulip is the preferred driver. That's clearly no longer the case
> and perhaps both distro's need to revisit this.
The only reason why de4x5 still exists is that the /tulip/ driver fails
to work on a few chips like the 21142 (43?) shipped in various alpha boxen.
de4x5 needs to go away, it's been unmaintained for ages, doesn't support
any of the new hotplug APIs.
> de2104x is a "work in progress".
> That's why it's marked "EXPERIMENTAL" in the Kconfig file.
It's not a work in progress, it works just fine for most people (the few
that are left).
Last I heard, there was a problem with non-twisted-pair stuff, but
that's about it.
'experimental' is generally a poorly maintained marker.