krelease.txt Driver File Contents (Lan_Broadcom_12.2.1.1_W7x64_A.zip)

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                       Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Driver
                  For Windows Vista (Longhorn) 32/64 bit versions

                    Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Broadcom Corporation
                                All rights reserved.


Version 12.2.1.1  Jun 20, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ42109 - Win7: 57780 can not do arp respone for a long time with PM offload enable.
      Cause:
        The RxMBuf memory size allocated for the CiLai PM Offload firmware to store its data 
        was too small. The firmware data was overflowing into the RxMBuf area used for received
        packets thus causing a corruption of the firrmware data.
      Change:
        Increased RxMbuf memory used by the CiLai PM Offload firmware to store its data. 
      Impact:
        None.


Version 12.2.1.0  Jun 07, 2009
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ41649, CQ41810 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  2.  Request:
        Add Windows 7 Power Management Offload support for 57760/577805/7790
      Change:
        Support for this new feature is added in this driver version.
      Impact:
        The PM Offload firmware is now bound to the driver, so any update
        will require a driver spin moving forward. Also, PM Offload is not 
        compatible with ASF, so will be disabled if ASF is enabled.


Version 12.2.0.3A  May 31, 2009
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ41522 - Remove Mazama (5785) support from 12.2 Gold drivers
      Change:
        Make inf change to remove 5785 2 part IDs.
      Impact:
        None.
        

Version 12.2.0.3  May 28, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ41216 - Win7-NetBIOS name query cannot wake up system
      Cause:
        Driver doesn't set "end of wol comparison stream" correctly when pattern size is an odd numer.
      Change:
        Make driver to handle pattern size (odd number) correctly.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Problem:
       CQ41352 - BCM5754M fails WOL on ICMP PING test
      Cause:
       When pattern size is less than 64 bytes and byte mask is less than 8 byte, driver will try to
       set "end of wol comparison pattern" at 64 bytes (the minimun ethernet packets) but it never happens.
       Without setting "end of wol comparison stream", device is unable to detect wol packet correctly.
      Change:
       Make driver to set "end of wol comparison pattern" correctly.
      Impact:
        None.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ40826 - (LCD trigger link speed change feature) device should change the link speed to 10Mbps after traffic is no longer busy
      Change:
        Enhancement: use new criterion "1 tx/rx packet within 1 second" for traffic busy definition.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Request:
        CQ41508 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs


Version 12.2.0.2  May 14, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ40338 - IPChecksumOffload Keyword missing in NDIS 6.0 driver.
      Change:
        Add the standardized registry key "*IPChecksumOffloadIPv4" in INF files as requested.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ41003 - System gets BSOD on NDISTest 6.0 - 1c_registry test
      Cause:
        During 1c_registry test, the registry key "RSSRxRing" is set with invalid value
        and this makes driver's RSS code can't work properly.
      Change:
        Adding boundary check to protect driver from using invalid registry key values.
      Impact:
        None.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ40985, CQ41039, CQ41120 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  2.  Request:
        Driver needs to disables L1 PLL power down when Ethernet link is 10 half duplex or 100 half duplex,
        in additional to disabling CLKREQ.
      Change:
        Set bit 7 (L1 PLL Powerdown Disable) of MAC register 0x7d54 for 10H and 100H.

  3.  Request:
        CQ40826 - (LCD trigger link speed change feature) device should change the link speed to 10Mbps after traffic is no longer busy
      Change:
        Make driver to monitor network traffic when LCD is off. When network is idle,
        driver will start reverse-nway to make device link at lowest speed (10 Mbps).
      Impact:
        None.

  4.  Request:
        Initial RSS V2 support.


Version 12.2.0.1  May 04, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ40782 - NDISTest6.5 (WoL and PM) failed on WolWin7Pattern test under Window 7.
      Cause:
        Driver is setting END of WOL stream according to (Mask Size * 8), instead of Pattern Length.
        When the wol pattern length is less than (Mask Size *8), device is unable to recognize
        the packet as a valid packet and it won't wake up system.
      Change
        Make driver to set END of WOL stream according to WOL pattern length.
      Impact:
        None.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ40363 - Disable Greenmode in driver INF in Release 12.0 for all OEM systems
      Change:
        Make inf changes as request to disable GreenMode for specific OEM systems.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Request:
        CQ40246, CQ40529, CQ40557, CQ40728, CQ40866 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  3.  Request
        CQ40377 - For Release 12.2, Please Update Product_Version String for NDIS 5.1 and later Drivers to 14.1.0
      Change:
        Change the product version as required.
      Impact:
        None

  4.  Request:
        CQ40446 - Support new PNP IDs for 10/100 and 1G 5785 devices
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  5.  Request:
        Enhance OTP programming reliability.
      Change:
        Driver needs to implement the following steps whild doing OTP program.
        1) To use external clock for the programming.
        2) Try to reprogram OTP bit up to 16 times if the OTP is stuck at 0.
        3) Do OTP init command immediately after a OTP write.

  6.  Request:
        CQ40735 - NX1-Need to add PM offload support Windows7's.
      Change:
        Make inf change to add ARP & NS PM offload registry keys for devices which support PM Offload.
      Impact:
        None.

  7.  Request:
        Add support for Windows 7 Receive Side Throttling.
      Change:
        Support for this new feature is added in this driver version.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 12.2.0.0  Apr 02, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ40046 - (5785) AC131: No link up while disable/enable using cable unplug/plug.
        CQ39903 - (5785) AC131: AUT set to auto-speed does not negotiate link with forced switch.
      Cause:
        Driver is unable to access certains register (especial the rx block after 0x400)
        while PHY APD (Auto Power Down) is enabled.
      Change:
        Enable device auto clock switching feature to get the MAC clock running when PHY APD is enabled.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ39763 changes causes system hung when LCD OFF event is triggered with busy traffic.
      Cause:
        When driver detects busy traffic, it returns aborted status in UM_Queryinformation()
        directly without releasing spin lock.
      Change:
        Make sure spin lock has been released before leaving UM_Queryinformation().
      Impact:
        None

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Add 5785 support for 12.2 release.
      Change:
        Make inf change to add 5785 2 part IDs.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Request:
        Remove driver workaround for 50610 Rev C PHY.
      Change:
        The workaround was added for 50610 A0 only, make code change to remove it.
      Impact:
        None.

  3.  Request:
        Enable APD + PLL setup for 50610 GPHY (with 5785)
      Change:
        Extend APD (Auto Power Down) + PLL clock support for 50610 GPHY.
      Impact:
        None.

  4.  Request:
        CQ40160 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  5.  Request:
        CQ40197 - Driver needs to remove the support of Test Chip in the final SW release
      Change:
        Make driver not to load with the test chip.
      Impact:
        With test chip, device will show "yellow bang" in device manager which is expected.


Version 12.0.0.5  Mar 20, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ39191 - (5785) Link fail while device is connected back to back with force speed.
      Cause:
        When link speed is forced, auto MDIX is not enabled.
      Change:
        Modified code to enable PHY "Force auto MDIX mode"
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ40065 - Driver Load/Unload BSOD with bugcheck ID 0x50 on Vista.
      Cause:
        5761 WOL Speed processing code was added in the incorrect place.
      Change:
        Moved 5761 WOL speed processing to the driver's shutdown code path.
      Impact:
        None


  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Remove 5785 support for 12.0 release
      Change:
        Make inf change to remove 5785 2 part IDs.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 12.0.0.4A  Mar 17, 2009
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ39994 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs


Version 12.0.0.4  Mar 16, 2009
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ39864 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  2.  Request:
        CQ39763 - OEM request a LCD state trigger Link transition feature for Cilai and Taishan
      Change:
        Create a registry key in INF to let service (BPowMon) know if the OEM system has the feature
        enabled or not. When the service detects LCD OFF event, it will tell driver to start
        reverse-nway to make link at lowest speed (10 Mbps) when network is idle.
      Impact:
        None


Version 12.0.0.3  Mar 09, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ39796 - doing boot code program in WinFWUpg will show error message.
      Cause:
        Driver has incorrect configuration values for EEPROM which makes driver treat EEPROM as a flash device.
        This make driver can't write correct data into EEPROM and cause checksum error.
      Change:
        Correct code error to make driver use correct configuration when EEPROM is used.
      Impact:
        None

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Do not write OTP bits if the bits have been set already.
      Change:
        Read data from OTP first and then compare the "orignal data" and "data to write",
        if the bits in "data to write" have set already, driver will skip the OTP write.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Request:
        CQ39716,CQ39575 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  3.  Request:
        CQ39595 - Disable CQ35234 GPHY workaround for specific OEM systems.
      Change:
        Make driver to skip CQ35234 workaround for specific OEM systems.
      Impact:
        Without CQ35234 workaround, 5784M/5764M may not assert Wake signal one the first Wake
        packet received. This happens when device is connected to some particular switches.

  4. Request:
        CQ39628 - Enhance advanced properties to allow the user to define the amount of 'RSS queues'
      Change:
        For NX1 RSS capable devices, an option in the driver advanced property will allow
        the user to change the amount of RSS queues in increments of the power of 2.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 12.0.0.2  Feb 23, 2009
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  1.  Request:
        Apply CQ37120 workaround "Extended L1 entry time to 4ms" for specific test chip.
      Change:
        Program reg 0x7d28 with 0x182FFFA for the device.
      Impact:
        None

  2.  Request:
        Driver needs to do register read at CPMU block (0x36xx) to return the same value
        twice before returning the read value.
      Change:
        Follow the request while handling register read at CPMU block.
      Impact:
        The workaround is applied on 57760/57780/57790 only.

  3.  Request:
        Set bit 0 in the GPHY Expansion Register 75 to address the Template issue.
      Change:
        Make sure bit_0 of expansion register 75 is set during GPHY setup.
      Impact:
        This change applys to 57760/57780/57790 only.


Version 12.0.0.1  Feb 13, 2009
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request
        CQ39443 - Ndis 5.x and 6.0 driver should have product version key set to 14.0.0 in 12.0
      Change:
        Change the product version as required.
      Impact:
        None

  2.  Request:
        CQ39522 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  3.  Request:
        CQ38522 - Enable OTP programming capbility for 57760/57780/57790
      Change:
        Implement private OIDs so that application can get access to OTP through BMAPI.
      Impact:
        None


Version 12.0.0.0  Feb 02, 2009
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ38940 - 5785: BACS LoopBack-MAC and LoopBack-PHY fails in WinXP and Vista at 10H and 100H.
      Cause:
        Device should work at full duplex mode while doing loopback test and driver doesn't configure
        Ethernet MAC mode register correctly.
      Change:
        Make sure Half-duplex bit in EMAC mode register is cleared while doing loopback test.
      Impact:
        None

  2.  Problem:
        CQ39194 - 5785: BACS3 is unable to count transmitted pause frames while flow control is enabled
      Cause:
        Not all statistics counters being updated when Broadcom OID was called.
      Change:
        Force Broadcom OID to update all statistics counters from their respective registers before passing
        the counters to the caller.
      Impact:
        None

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ39188,CQ39189 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs


Version 11.27.00.00  Dec 17, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ36053 - Windiag shows "Device failed to negotiate link after 15sec" during PHY reset test
      Cause:
        Some device may generate "Link Status Change" interrupt immediately after powering down GPHY.
        This causes driver to run LM_SetupPhy() in UM_DPC() for servicing GPHY interrupt, while the
        application may send another T3_OID_PHY_ON to driver for powering on GPHY. This causes two
        driver threads to access GPHY at the same time, and it may cause GPHY content programmed
        with incorrect value.
      Change:
        Disable interrupt before powering down GPHY.
      Impact:
        None

  2.  Problem:
        CQ38997 - 57780 MAC loopback will fail without connection.
      Cause:
        When ethernet cable is dettached & GPHY auto-power-down w/pll power down is enabled, GPHY
        pll would power down to save power (link aware apd mode) and stop providing clock to MAC.
        When mac loopback mode is enabled under this condition mac cannot switch to fast clock to
        complete packet transfers and therefore causes packet to drop.
      Change:
        The workaround is to disable GPHY PLL APD during MAC loopback test.
      Impact:
        None.

  3.  Problem:
        CQ38982 - NDISTest 6.0: 5785 failed on 1c_mini6rssoids under Vista x86.
      Cause:
        Driver doesn't advertise RSS support for the device.
      Change
        Add code changes for driver to enable 5785 RSS function.
      Impact:
        None.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ38677,CQ38861,CQ38863 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  2.  Request:
        Enable IPv6 TX/RX Checksum Offload and Large Send Offload V1/V2 support for 5785.
      Change:
        Make necessary code change to enable device's function.


Version 11.26.00.00  Dec 04, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
 1. Request:
      Add support B50610m GPHY for BCM5785.
    Change:
      Added code to support B50610m GPHY for BCM5785.


Version 11.25.0.0  Nov 28, 2008
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 1.  Problem:
        CQ38651 - 5784M laptop show a yellow bang in Device Manger
            after 300-400 iteration of S4 tests.
      Change:
        Apply CQ29902 workaround for this issue.
      Impact:
        Fixed a yellow bang issue.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ38185,CQ38351,CQ38491,CQ38505 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  2.  Request:
        Add support for 57780 / 57790 A1 devices.
      Change:
        Make driver to keep all SW A0 workarounds for A1.

  3.  Request:
        Add GPHY Green Mode support for 57780.
      Change:
        Whenever link is at 1G and cable length is less than 10m, driver
        will enable device GPHY Green Mode for saving power.


Version 11.24.0.0  Oct 24, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ38029- Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Request:
        Adding support for 57780 / 57790
      Change:
        Modify code to add support for 57780 / 57790.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 11.23.0.0  Oct 15, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Reguest:
        Adding support for BCM5785.
      Change:
        Added two-part ID into INF file.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 11.22.0.0B  Sep 11, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request
        CQ37293 - Ndis 5.x and 6.0 driver should have product version key set to 12.8.0 in 11.7
      Change:
        Change the product version as required.
      Impact:
        None


Version 11.22.0.0  Sep 03, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ37154 - OEM 5784M platform observes the same S5 WOL issue as CQ35234
      Cause:
        CQ35234 GPHY workaround was applied when system is going into S1/S3/S4, not for S5.
      Change:
        Apply CQ35234 GPHY workaround for S5 as well.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ35948: Bad TX performance BX630S2 W2K8
      Cause: The Tx code path runs out of credit on some of the processors, so aborts without
        sending anything. This is occuring because a software timer
        failed to schedule the DPC responsible for calculating this credit. The DPCs were not
        scheduled for more than 4 procs on x86 systems, and 8 procs on x64 systems.
        This driver version fixes this problem
      Impact:
        None

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ36843 - Add registry key to common mini-port driver in order to allow NDIS to discard VLAN tagged packets
      Changes:
        Added "DropVlanPkt" registry key to drop vlan packets when vlan is disable.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 11.21.0.0B  July 23, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ36161- Win 7_inbox driver - Per Msft requirement WOL features should not
        advertised in the Advanced network properties
      Cause:
        The inf is incorrect
      Change:
        Fixed the inf
      Impact:
        None

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ36056 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  2.  Request:
        CQ36166 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  3.  Request:
        CQ36432 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  4.  Request:
        CQ36447 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs


Version 11.21.0.0  June 19, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ35947 - B5764/B5761/B5784-When setting  WOL speed to 10mb system will be come unresponsive and lose link.
      Cause:
        The CQ35234 workaround is incorrectly executed when driver is loaded with WOL speed setting as 10mb.
        There is no problem when WOL speed is set to Lowest, Auto or 100mb.
      Change:
        Correct driver's abnormal behavior and make driver to apply the CQ35234 workaround precisely.
      Impact:
        None.

  2.  Problem:
        35434 - Win7 Inbox:  Please Remove OEM Pnp (product_string) from the driver INF.
      Cause:
      Change:
        Changed the inbox inf as requested.
      Impact:
        None.

  3.  Problem:
        35447 - Windows 7 Inbox:  Please Make INF Header consistent with NXII Driver INF.
      Cause:
      Change:
        Changed the inbox inf as requested.
      Impact:
        None.

  4.  Problem:
        35449 - Windows 7 Inbox: Incorrect "Provider" String under [Version) in Driver INF.
      Cause:
      Change:
        Changed the inbox inf as requested.
      Impact:
        None.

  5.  Problem:
        35450 - Windows 7 Inbox:  The Default Setting for Flow Control Should be Disabled per MSFT
        Requirements.
      Cause:
      Change:
        Changed the inbox inf as requested.
      Impact:
        None.

  6.  Problem:
        35464 - Windows 7 inbox:  Power Management Feature (WOL) Not Disabled in the INF per MSFT Requirement
        Requirements.
      Cause:
      Change:
        Changed the inbox inf as requested.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 11.20.0.0  June 9, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ35239 - 5784m stops passing traffic when running copy compare at 10 Mb half duplex and ASPM L1 w/ clkreq.
      Cause:
        The clock glitch that occurring with L0->L1->L0 transitions causes device RDMA doesn't work normally.
      Change:
        Make driver to disable device's clkreq when linked at 10H or 100H as a workaround.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ35239.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ35234 - 5784M/5764M will not assert Wake signal one the first Wake magic packet received.
      Cause:
        When device is connected to particular switch with specific PHY at 1G bps, with wol speed
        set to lowest speed, driver will program GPHY to advertise 10M bps support and restart
        auto-negotiation while system is going from S0 to S3/S4/S5. In the meantime, 100tx or 1000t
        idle sent from the link partner can confuse the local 10M bps polarity state machine, which
        in turn can corrupt the first 10Mbps packet received.
      Change:
        Make driver workaround to reset link porlarity state machine and restart auto negotiation.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ35234.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ31051 - FlowControl Parameter for Broadcom NX1 Not Consistent With Microsoft Standards
      Cause:
        There is a discrepancy between the MSFT and Broadcom naming convention as applied
        to the *FlowControl keyword.
      Change:
        Changed the BRCM naming convention to match the one MSFT mandates.


Version 11.19.0.0  May 12, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ34962 - 5784/5764/5761 system compatibility issue on particular OEM system.
      Cause:
        When BIOS sets root-complex's and device's Max Payload Size (MPS) to 256 bytes,
        device's MPS will be incorrectly set to 128 by driver, then device will report
        ERROR_FATAL and stop DMA when it makes Memory Read and receives completion
        packets larger than 128 bytes.
      Change:
        Make driver to keep device MPS setting during initialization.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ34962.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ34822 - Network traffic drops after SUT wakes up from S3/S4 while WOL is disabled.
      Cause:
        The reason why device doesn't pass traffic after system resuming from S3 (with
        "Allow computer to turn off xxx" is unchecked) is because the upper layer doesn't use
        the OID_OFFLOAD_ENCAPSULATION OID to set the task offload encapsulation settings
        of an underlying miniport, and this makes our driver fails to send certain packets
        which need driver/device to take care of checksum offload tasks.
      Change:
        Make driver to cache/restore the OID_OFFLOAD_ENCAPSULATION parameters across suspend/resume.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ34822.

  3.  Problem:
        CQ34959 - Modify NDIS 6.0 driver WoL behaviour when the "allow the computer to turn off
        the device to save power" box is unchecked
      Cause:
        When driver's halt handler is called, driver enables device magic packet wol function according
        to nvram wol setting.
      Change:
        Make driver to take advantage of a HaltAction flag in the halt handler, then driver can use this
        flag to determine the reason why it's Halt handler is called and behave accordingly.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ34959.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ34973 - OEM requests to enable log options for sysetms w/ 5784M
      Change:
        Make inf changes to enable log options for OEM systems.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ34973.


Version 11.18.0.0  April 22, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        Ensure private OID buffer is not touched until signature
        is validated.
      Cause:
        Could cause DTM failure if buffer is modified
        when signature is invalid.
      Change:
        Move setting status until after signature is validated.
      Impact:
        None

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Enable constant 500Khz MDIO interface speed regardless core clock frequency.
      Change:
        Change driver to set the enable bit in MII Mode register.
      Impact:
        The change applies to devices 5764M/5784M/5723/5761/5761E.


Version 11.17.0.0  April 19, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ34699 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs
  2.  Problem:
        CQ34762 - The system will casue blue screen when changed the
        bootcode setting on b5761e-B0.
      Cause:
        BSOD if accessing Soledad's PCI FunctionEventMask register.
      Change:
        Not touch the register if it is Soledad
      Impact:
        None.

  3.  Problem:
        1c_ndisrequestcov may crash on newly added OIDs for new devices.
      Cause:
        Buffer size is incorrectly determined.
      Change:
        Change the driver to correctly detect the buffer size for affected
        OIDs.
      Impact:
        Fixed the BSOD on 1c_ndisrequestcov.


Version 11.16.0.0  March 31, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ34467 - OEM system BSOD when running Copy/Compare test on Vista SP1 with 512MB RAM
      Cause:
        When system is with 512MB memory only, driver allocates only 64K for LSO coalescing buffer.
        There is a bug in handling coalescing pool wrapped around condition when 64K LSO coalescing
        buffer is used. BSOD happens while driver is accessing memory over coalescing pool boundary.
      Change:
        Make code change to handle wrapped around condition correctly.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ34467.


Version 11.15.0.0  March 16, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ34254 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs


Version 11.14.0.0  March 12, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ33775 - VLAN ID maximum range should be 4094.
      Change:
        Limit VLAN ID maximum range to 4094
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ33775.

  2.  Request:
        CQ34135 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs


Version 11.13.0.0  February 28, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Enhance the fix for CQ33858.
      Change:
         Change CPMU Clock Policy Registers to increase the Core Clock Speed before issue
         a GRC reset and restore these registers after boot code has completed initialization.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ33858.


Version 11.12.0.0  February 24, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ33858 - Device loses connection while doing load/unload test.
      Cause:
        When driver is unloaded, driver does a GRC Reset. When the link doesn't come back
        immediately, CPMU will put MAC core clock into slower speed. This makes boot code
        to be reloaed and executed slower. This also makes driver exceed waiting loop.
        Finally, GPHY register corrupted because of driver and boot-code racing condition.
      Change:
        Extend driver waiting time to make sure boot-code 2nd phase is finished.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Remove CQ33808 driver workaround for 5784M/5764M/5723.
      Change:
        Remove driver workaround added in previous release.
      Impact:
        Bootcode v3.31 & slefboot patch v2.18 have the workaround to fix CQ33808.

  2.  Request:
        CQ33892 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  3.  Request:
        CQ25155 - 5784M/5764M/5723/5761/5761E implementation of this CQ is
        done in hardware instead of the software implementation.
      Cause:
        New chip requiring different actions.
      Change:
        Activate hardware fix for this CQ in driver and not with code in
        the receive packet processing logic.
      Impact:
        New devices have hardware support for this fix that must be
        activated in the driver.


Version 11.11.0.0  February 11, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
          CQ33808 - BCM5784M: System hangs when user changes Device Property with clkreq enabled.
      Cause:
          Issuing a GRC reset with clkreq enabled is causing a global chip reset and PCI-E
          completion timer timeout.
      Change:
          When ClkReq and L0s/L1 ASPM are enabled, driver will clear ClkReq enable bit before doing
          GRC reset and restore it after GRC reset.
      Impact:
          Resolve C33808.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
          Remove CQ33752 driver workaround.
      Change:
          Remove driver workaround added in v11.10.0.0


Version 11.10.0.0  February 7, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ33752 - Small fragments of less than 8 bytes cause transmit DMA failure.
      Cause:
        Under investigation.
      Change:
        Coalesce transmit buffers before submitting to the chip.
      Impact:
        Resolve issue for 5764M/5784M/5723/5761/5761E.


Version 11.9.0.0  January 29, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ33564 - BACS MAC loopback test fails when test is running without cable.
      Cause:
        Bootcode version after v3.23 has enabled GPHY DLL Auto Power Down by default.
        When there is no cable, GPHY DLL Auto Power Down starts to work and makes test fail.
      Change:
        Change driver to disable GPHY DLL Auto-Power Down when running MAC loopback test
        and then retore GPHY DLL Auto-Power Down Bit to original value.
      Impact:
        Resolve issue and this is for 5764M/5784M/5723 B0 only.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Add GPHY APD and GPHY DLL Auto-Power Down for 5764M/5784M/5723 B0.
      Change:
        Driver needs to read the share memory to determine how the GPHY Auto Power Down
        feature is enabled/disabled by the user.

  2.  Request:
        The GPHY workaround needs to be applied with the GPHY DLL Auto-Power Down Bit set.
      Change:
        Set GPHY DLL Auto-Power Down Bit before applying GPHY workaround and then restore
        GPHY DLL Auto-Power Down Bit to original value.
      Impact:
        This is for 5764M/5784M/5723 B0 only.


Version 11.8.0.0  January 25, 2008
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Enable IPV6 RX Checksum Offload for 5764M/5784M/5723
      Change:
        Make driver to advertise IPV6 RX Checksum Offload capability for 5764M/5784M/5723.


Version 11.7.0.0  January 24, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ33519 - 5784M fails at external loopback test fail.
      Cause:
        Device doesn't get linked and test application can't receive enough packets during the test.
      Change:
        Disable Link Speed/Link Aware/Airplane Power Mode and avoid setting PHY trim registers
        while in external loopback test.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ33519

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Disable Link Speed/Link Aware/Airplane Power Mode while running MAC Loopback Test for 5784M B0.
      Change:
        Make driver to disable Link Speed/Link Aware/Airplane Power Mode while running MAC loopback Test.

  2.  Request:
        Implement CQ31680/CQ32765 CLKREQ workaround for 5784M Ax revision.
      Change:
        Clear bit_16 of register 0x7d00 and clear bit_29 of register 0x68A4.

  3.  Request:
        Enable IPV6 LSO support for 5764M/5784M/5723
      Change:
        Make driver to advertise IPV6 LSO capability for 5764M/5784M/5723.

  4.  Request:
        GPHY earl-wake-dac mode must be enabled before MAC 10mb rx only mode is enabled.
      Change:
        Whenever driver issues a reset to the GPHY, GPHY early-dac-dac mode will be disabled.
        Driver needs to disable CPMU 10mb rx only mode before resetting GPHY. Then later
        driver can re-enable the 10mb rx only mode. It's for 5764M/5784M/5723 B0 only.

  5.  Request:
        Implement new GPHY Workaround for 5784M/5764M/5723 B0.
      Change:
        Driver reads workaround parameters from OTP Memory and then configures GPHY accordingly.


Version 11.6.0.0  January 11, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
          NDIS6 driver fails 1c_ioctlcoverage test.
      Cause:
          NDISTest is unable to query the OID : OID_GEN_SUPPORTED_GUIDS.
      Change:
          Make driver to report successful status while doing the query.
      Impact:
          Passing 1c_ioctlcoverage test.


Version 11.5.0.0  January 11, 2008
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ33072 - NDIS6 driver fails infTest in WLK 1.1
      Cause:
        Inf strings under [ParamsNT8021p] section are non-localizable.
      Change:
        Replaced hardcoded text with localizable strings.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ33072.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ33122 - NDIS6 driver fails 2c_mini6rsssendrecv in Ndistest 6.0 of WLK 1.1
      Cause:
        There is a logical error in code and it makes driver can't disable RSS as ndistest
        expected while doing RSS disabling test with zero "Hash Function Information" and
        non-zero "Indirection Table Size".
      Change:
        Correct the logical error to make driver disable device RSS function successfully.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ33122.

  3.  Problem:
        CQ32886 - Ndis6: SUT locks up when running cable analysis test while passing chariot traffic
      Cause:
        System hung while driver was trying to acquire a spin lock in UM_CheckForHang(). Driver was
        making two continuous main lock acquisitions. The first one came from UM_QueryInformation(),
        when BACS passed T3_OID_DIAG_SUSPEND to driver during the test. The second one came from
        UM_CheckForHang(), which was called by NDIS every two seconds.
      Change:
        Make driver doesn't acquire main lock in UM_CheckForHang while cable analysis is still running.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ32886 issue.

  4.  Problem:
        CQ30853 - Soledad fails 1c_kernelcalls test script
      Cause:
        DbgBreakPoint() is used in free build driver
      Change:
        Remove DbgBreakPoint() from free build driver
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ30853 issue.

  5.  Problem:
        CQ30850 - Soledad fails 1c_wmicoverage test script
      Cause:
        The WMI method that ndistest is using does NOT return any class derived from Win32_PerfRawData class.
        It only returns "normal" WMI classes. However, the WMI class we provided is derived from Win32_PerfRawData
        class and it's used for graphing driver data to perfmon.exe along with some OS¡¦s provided perf data.
      Change:
        Create a registry key to control driver for enabling/disabling WMI perf counts.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ30850 issue.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ33252 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs

  2.  Request:
        Change the Copyright information to include 2008 for all SW modules
      Change:
        Change the Copyright information to include 2008 in related files.

  3.  Request:
        Implement driver workaround for 5784M GPHY related issues.
      Change:
        Add code changes for the workaround.


Version 11.4.0.0  December 10, 2007
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ32573 - Failed to resume normal speedlink after power saving mode.
      Cause:
        Device has a problem with logic that handles the automatic switching of the burst mode
        to non-burst mode when the core clock is switching from 62.5MHz to slow clock modes.
      Change:
        Disable WDMA Rx Accel mode to workaround this issue.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ32573 issue.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ32692 - BSOD in Vista with driver while running common scenario stress
      Cause:
        Driver incorrectly cleans 5784M RX return ring producer index during system suspend/resume
        from sleep. This makes driver get stuck when OS is trying put system into sleep again.
        While OS is telling driver to put device into D3, driver can't complete IRP (IRP_MJ_POWER
        /IRP_MN_SET_POWER) and this causes system BSOD with Bug check - DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.
      Change:
        Make driver to behave correctly - not clean 5784M RX return ring producer index during
        system suspend/resume from sleep.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ32692.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Add support for 5784M A2 devices.
      Change:
        Make driver to keep all SW A0/A1 workarounds for A2

  2.  Request:
        CQ32683,CQ32780 - Add 4 part IDs for specific OEM
      Change:
        Added new IDs


Version 11.3.0.0  November 08, 2007
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  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        Add support for 5784M A1 devices.
      Change:
        Make driver to keep all SW A0 workarounds for A1

  2.  Request:
        Disable Link Speed Mode and Link Aware Mode while running MAC Loopback Test for 5784M A0 & A1.
      Change:
        Make driver to disable Link Speed and Link Aware mode while running MAC loopback Test.

  3.  Request:
        For CQ31702 - SW needs to Configure LED Mode default to MAC Mode instead of GPHY Mode
      Change:
        Configure LED Mode default to MAC Mode for 5784M A0 & A1.


Version 11.2.0.0  October 24, 2007
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  1.  Problem:
        CQ31830 - System hangs when put it into S3 and S4 or disable the adapter with WOL disabled.
      Cause:
        When WOL is not needed, driver will power down GPHY for saving power. When GPHY powers down,
        GPHY DLL stops provinding clock to mac core and this causes memory read completion timeout.
      Change:
        Make mac core clock switching before powering down GPHY.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ31830 issue.

  Enhancements:
  =============
  1.  Request:
        CQ31815 - Blue screen on boot if no network cable attached.

      Change:
        Remove codes that enables GPHY APD (Auto Powerdown) in driver. The GPHY APD is now handled by
        the CPMU when Link Aware is enabled.

  2.  Request:
        CQ31619 - 5784M A0 failed DMA Write Engine Lock Up when Link Speed Mode Enabled with
                  10Mb Traffic and Core clock is 1.5MHz
      Change:
        Slow down the core clock to 6.25Mhz in 10mb, Link Aware Mode or 10mb Link Speed Mode for 5784M A0.


Version 11.01.0.0  October 17, 2007
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  1.  Enhancement request
        Merged 5784M code from branch to mainline.

Version 11.00  October 9, 2007
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  1.  Initial release for 5784M
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