Hacking new NICs into flips

Christian Helmuth ch12 at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Fri Mar 4 14:13:22 CET 2005


On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 10:20:50AM +0000, Tiago Jorge wrote:
> I've been seeing older mails about FLIPS and his drivers. In those 
> mails, was refered the existence of a package to help porting linux 
> drivers using DDE to FLIPS, but that wasn't available in the CVS. Is it 
> already available?

I don't know which emails you're referring to.

> If not, how can i "hack" in to flips some new drivers?

A starting point is in l4/pkg/flips/server/lib-lxdrv/src/Makefile line 26.
Just replace "eepro100.c mii.c" with the source files of the driver you
desire. If you're lucky, the compilation ends without errors - if not,
you'd have to implement some functions (not yet in the dde_linux
libraries) the sources are missing. Afterwards you need a bit more luck to
get the resulting "flips-lxdrv" binary running on your system.

I can not help you further with this issue because of limited resources -
the project we implemented FLIPS for ended last year. Maybe it becomes
interesting for someone at Dresden in the future, then we will resume
working on it.

Christian Helmuth
## Dept. of CS, TU Dresden,  Germany ##
## http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/~ch12 ##

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