RELEASE.TXT Driver File Contents (570249.exe)

                           Broadcom Corporation
                           16215 Alton Parkway,
                           Irvine, CA 92619-7013

                               Release Notes
         Broadcom BCM5700 SCO Unixware 7/Caldera Open Unix 8 driver
                               Version 6.0.1


This file describes the SCO Unixware 7/Caldera Open Unix 8 driver for the
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5700 series 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Network Interface

Driver Software Package

The driver is released as an installable package in datastream format. 

Installing Driver

Do the following to install the bcme package on the Unixware system:

pkgadd -d <install_path>

where <install_path> is the full path name of the installable package
bcme-<version>.pkg. After the package is installed, use netcfg or
scoadmin network to add the new network adapter. When prompted, choose
the line speed and select Advanced option for Flow Control and MAC Address
settings if desired. The different settings of these parameters are
listed below:

    Line Speed:      Auto Negotiation (default) (all speeds advertised)

                     10 Mbps half duplex fixed
                     10 Mbps half duplex auto (only 10 Mbps half duplex
                     10 Mbps full duplex fixed
                     10 Mbps full duplex auto (only 10 Mbps full duplex
                     100 Mbps half duplex fixed
                     100 Mbps half duplex auto (only 100 Mbps half duplex
                     100 Mbps full duplex fixed
                     100 Mbps full duplex auto (only 100 Mbps full duplex
                     1000 Mbps half duplex auto (only 1000 Mbps half duplex
                     1000 Mbps full duplex fixed*
                     1000 Mbps full duplex auto (only 1000 Mbps full duplex

    Flow Control:    Auto Negotiation** (Symmetric Pause advertised) (default)
                     Receive Pause
                     Transmit Pause
                     Receive & Transmit Pause

    MAC Address:     No Override (default)
                     a user administered MAC address entered with a colon
                     separating each hexadecimal byte, e.g.

    Jumbo MTU Size:  1500 - 9000 (default is 1500)

*Note that 1000 Mbps (1Gbps) 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 or single speed advertisments).

After the parameters are selected, select network protocol and address
when prompted.

Advanced Tunable Parameters

Advanced tunable parameters for the BCM5700 are located in the file
/etc/conf/pack.d/bcme/space.c. Changing these parameters can affect the
performance of the driver. See the bcme man page for details.

Revision History

v6.0.1 (02/25/03)

- Added a new OEM ID in bcfg 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 IDs for 5705 A2 and some new OEM IDs.

v5.0.10 (01/31/03)

- Added new OEM IDs in bcfg files.

v5.0.9 (01/10/03)

- Added 5704S autoneg. workaround.
- Fixed problem detecting 5782.

v5.0.8 (12/20/02)

- Added new OEM IDs.
- Improved flow control.

v5.0.7 (12/13/02)

- Updated with latest OEM IDs.

v5.0.6 (11/15/02)

- Updated driver for 5705 A1.
- Added new OEM IDs.
- Fixed 5704S link up problem.

v5.0.4 (10/18/02)

- Fixed a link related problem on 5704S.
- Created new bcfg files for fiber NICs.

v5.0.3 (10/11/02)

- Added support for 5704S hardware autoneg.
- Fixed jumbo frames problem.
- Fixed symbol errors in MDI cert. test.

v5.0.0 (09/05/02)

- Added support for 5705.

v3.0.2 (07/22/02)

- Fixed hot plug panic.
- Fixed problem with 5704.

v3.0.1 (07/18/02)

- Adjusted coalescing parameters.
- Added vendor/device/subvendor/subsystem IDs in bcfg files for OU801.

v3.0.0 (05/15/02)

- Added support for 5704.

v2.2.13 (7/23/02)

- Adjusted coalescing parameters.
- Added vendor/device/subvendor/subsystem IDs in bcfg files for OU801.
- Fixed hot-plug panic.

v2.2.12 (05/23/02)

- Fixed some OEM info. in bcfg files.

v2.2.11 (05/14/02)

- Added new OEM IDs.
- Added html help page.

v2.2.10 (04/12/02)

- Fixed some Fiber related problems.
- Added the required delay after changing GPIOs.

v2.2.9 (04/03/02)

- Added new OEM subsystem IDs.
- Fixed linkup problem with a fiber switch.
- Fixed flow control problems when autoneg. is disabled.

v2.2.8 (03/28/02)

- Added new device IDs.

v2.2.7 (03/22/02)

- Fixed problem auto-negotiating with 3Com fiber switch.
- Implemented new LED scheme.

v2.2.6 (03/12/02)

- Added fix for certification synch up problems.

v2.2.5 (03/08/02)

- Completed fix for 10Mb certification panic problem.

v2.2.4 (03/08/02)

- Fixed 10Mb certification problem.
- Improved fiber auto negotiation.
- Fixed hang problem when installing 5702/5703 cards.

v2.2.3 (02/27/02)

- Added new PCI IDs for 5702/5703.
- Added Ethernet@WireSpeed.
- Fixed parity errors on 5703 in PCIX systems.

v2.2.1 (02/06/02)

- Fixed some problems with speed settings.

v2.2.0 (02/01/02)

- Fixed problems with 5702/5703.

v2.0.24 (01/10/02)

- Fixed a hang problem when fiber cable is disconnected.
- Added an ioctl call for an OEM.

v2.0.22 (12/12/01)

- Fixed panic problem during driver removal.

v2.0.21 (10/26/01)

- Added support for 5702.

v2.0.20 (09/24/01)

- Fixed a panic caused by loading the driver with no cable attached.

v2.0.19 (09/20/01)

- Fixed hot plug problems.
- Added failover feature.

v2.0.18 (09/11/01)

- Fixed the problem of over counting CRC errors.
- Fixed the problem of late collisions at 1000 Mbps half duplex.

v2.0.16 (08/25/01)

- Fixed a hang problem on 5701A3 fiber cards.

v2.0.14 (08/13/01)

- Fixed an interrupt sharing problem at boot up time.

v2.0.13 (08/06/01)

- Fixed a hang problem on some machines that boot up with no fibre cable

v2.0.12 (08/03/01)

- Fixed various fibre connection problems.

v2.0.7 (07/16/01)

- Fixed a multiple card problem.

v2.0.6 (07/05/01)

- Fixed the unit number for multiple boards.

v2.0.5 (06/28/01)

- Added support for more boards.
- Fixed some instability problems when running Ganymede Chariot.

v2.0.3 (06/04/01)

- Added OEM support.

v2.0.1 (05/23/01)

- Fixed some MP locking problems.

v1.0.9 (05/16/01)

- Fixed problems in mdi and dlpmdi tests.

v1.0.8 (05/15/01)

- Added support for BCM5701.

v1.7 (03/30/01)

- Added fix for Athlon systems.

v1.6 (03/23/01)

- Fixed symbol conflict problem. 

v1.5 (03/15/01)

- Added Jumbo frame support.
- Added fibre support.
- Improved performance.

v1.4 (02/23/01)

- Added support for PCIX systems.

v1.3 (02/12/01)

- Fixed pkg corruption problem after running netcfg to remove the driver.
- Fixed packet loss error and multicast errors reported by the test suite.
- Added console messages for link changes.

v1.2 (01/25/01)

- Improved performance by adding copy threshold parameters in space.c.

v1.1 (01/15/01)

- Fixed Multiprocessor hang problem.
- Fixed line-speed setting problem.

v1.0 (01/11/01)

- First Release. 

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