Broadcom Corporation 16215 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92619-7013 Release Notes Broadcom BCM5700 SCO OpenServer Release 5 driver Version 6.0.1 02/14/2003 Introduction ============ This file describes the SCO OpenServer Release 5 driver for the Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5700 series 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Network Interface Controller. Driver Software Package ======================= The driver is released as a media image file containing the driver package. This media image file can be copied to the target machine directly for installation, or a floppy installation disk can be made. Creating Floppy =============== 1. Copy the file VOL.000.000 to an SCO system. 2. Create the floppy using dd if=VOL.000.000 of=/dev/rfd0135ds18 Installing Driver ================= Use custom or scoadmin software to install the driver from the media image or from the floppy created above. After the package is installed, use netconfig to add the new network adapter and configure network protocol and address. Once the adapter is added, modify the hardware configuration in Advanced Options to change line speed and flow control if desired. The different settings of these parameters are listed below: LineSpeed: AutoNegotiate (default) (all speeds advertised) FixedHalfDduplex10 AutoHalfDduplex10 (only 10 Mbps half duplex advertised) FixedFullDduplex10 AutoFullDduplex10 (only 10 Mbps full duplex advertised) FixedHalfDduplex100 AutoHalfDduplex100 (only 100 Mbps half duplex advertised) FixedFullDduplex100 AutoFullDduplex100 (only 100 Mbps full duplex advertised) AutoHalfDduplex1000 (only 1 Gbps half duplex advertised) FixedFullDduplex1000* AutoFullDduplex1000 (only 1 Gbps full duplex advertised) FlowControl: AutoNegotiate** (Symmetric Pause advertised) (default) Off RxPause TxPause RxPause/TxPause *Note that 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) full duplex fixed speed is only valid for fibre connections. For copper twisted pair connections, 1 Gbps can only be set through auto negotiation with a 1 Gbps link partner. **Note that auto negotiation of flow control is only valid when the line speed is set to auto negotiation (all speeds advertised or single speed advertised). A kernel rebuild and reboot is required before the new configuration will take effect. Jumbo Frames and Other Advanced Parameters ========================================== Jumbo MTU sizes and other advanced tunable parameters for the BCM5700 controller are located in the file space.c in the directory /etc/conf/pack.d/bcme. Description for each parameter is contained in space.c. Modify the desired parameter in space.c, rebuild the kernel, and reboot the system. Note that the MTU sizes can be individually set for each adapter in the system whereas all other paramters apply globally to all adapters. See the bcme man page for details. Revision History ================ v6.0.1 (02/25/03) - Added a new OEM ID in AOF file. - Fixed 5704S link up problem when it is set to autoneg and link partner has autoneg disabled. v6.0.0 (02/14/03) - Added new OEM IDs and new device IDs for 5705 A2/A3. - Added MAC address override in space.c. v5.0.10 (01/31/03) - Added new OEM IDs in AOF file. v5.0.9 (01/10/03) - Added workaround for 5704S autoneg. - Fixed problem detecting 5782. v5.0.8 (12/20/02) - Added OEM IDs. - Improved flow control. v5.0.7 (12/13/02) - Added latest OEM IDs. - Enabled Flow Control Advertisement by default. v5.0.5 (11/12/02) - Fixed 5704S linking problem. - Updated driver for 5705 A1. v5.0.4 (10/18/02) - Added support for 5704S hardware autoneg. v5.0.2 (09/26/02) - Fixed problem that prevented multiple NICs from loading. v5.0.1 (09/06/02) - Added support for 5705. v3.0.1 (05/21/02) - Added function number to allow adding the second 5704 interface. v3.0.0 (05/15/02) - Added 5704 support. v2.2.12 (05/14/02) - Added new OEM IDs. v2.2.11 (04/12/02) - Added necessary delays after changing GPIOs. v2.2.10 (04/05/02) - Fixed 5701 fiber hang problem when booting without cable. v2.2.9 (04/03/02) - Added new OEM subsystem IDs. - Fixed flow control problems when autoneg. is disabled. v2.2.8 (03/27/02) - Added new device IDs. v2.2.7 (03/22/02) - Made changes to Fiber autoneg. - Implemented new scheme for LED modes. v2.2.3 (02/27/02) - Added new PCI IDs for 5702/5703. - Added Ethernet@Wirespeed. - Fixed parity errors on 5703 in PCIX systems. v2.2.2 (02/07/02) - Fixed the cable disconnection problem. v2.2.1 (02/06/02) - Fixed problems with 5702/5703. v2.0.19 (10/26/01) - Added 5702 support. v2.0.18 (09/10/01) - Fixed the problem of over reporting CRC errors. - Fixed 1000 half duplex late collision problem. - Fixed the problem of missing the first packet with fiber cards. v2.0.15 (08/24/01) - Fixed a hang problem on A3 Fiber cards. v2.0.14 (08/18/01) - Fixed a hang problem on BCM5700 NIC when set to 10Mbps. v2.0.13 (08/13/01) - Added latest device IDs. v2.0.11 (08/02/01) - Fixed a hang problem when booting up with no fibre cable connected. v2.0.10 (08/02/01) - Fixed fibre connection problems at boot up time. v2.0.9 (07/21/01) - Fixed the problem of multiple NICs sharing the interrupt. v2.0.8 (07/19/01) - Fixed some fibre autonegotiation problems. v2.0.5 (07/02/01) - Added support for new boards. v2.0.3 (06/01/01) - Fixed panic problem when doing flooding ping. v2.0.2 (05/25/01) - Added more OEM hardware support. - Added man page. v2.0.1 (05/23/01) - Fixed symbol errors and other errors reported by ANT test. v1.0.8 (05/16/01) - Added BCM5701 support. v1.0.7 (04/02/01) - Fixed a symbol error reported by ANT test suite. v1.0.6 (03/30/01) - Added logic to free buffers on the write queue when it reaches high water mark. - Added workaround for AMD Athlon systems. v1.0.5 (03/23/01) - Added fibre support. - Added jumbo frames. v1.0.4 (02/23/01) - Fixed problems found by the ANT test suite. v1.0.3 (02/14/01) - First Release.Download Driver Pack
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