1The EtherWORKS 3  driver in this distribution is  designed to  work with all
   2kernels   >  1.1.33   (approx)  and  includes  tools   in  the  'ewrk3tools'
   3subdirectory   to  allow  set   up of   the   card,  similar  to  the  MSDOS
   4'NICSETUP.EXE' tools provided on  the DOS drivers  disk (type 'make' in that
   5subdirectory to make the tools).
   7The supported  cards are DE203,  DE204 and DE205.  All   other cards are NOT
   8supported - refer to 'depca.c' for running the LANCE based network cards and
   9'de4x5.c'  for the  DIGITAL   Semiconductor PCI  chip  based  adapters  from
  12The ability to load  this driver as a  loadable module has been included and
  13used extensively  during the driver  development (to save those  long reboot
  14sequences). To utilise this ability, you have to do 8 things:
  16    0) have a copy of the loadable modules code installed on your system.
  17    1) copy ewrk3.c from the  /linux/drivers/net directory to your favourite
  18    temporary directory.
  19    2) edit the  source code near  line 1898 to reflect  the I/O address and
  20    IRQ you're using.
  21    3) compile  ewrk3.c, but include -DMODULE in  the command line to ensure
  22    that the correct bits are compiled (see end of source code).
  23    4) if you are wanting to add a new  card, goto 5. Otherwise, recompile a
  24    kernel with the ewrk3 configuration turned off and reboot.
  25    5) insmod ewrk3.o
  26          [Alan Cox: Changed this so you can insmod ewrk3.o irq=x io=y]
  27          [Adam Kropelin: Multiple cards now supported by irq=x1,x2 io=y1,y2]
  28    6) run the net startup bits for your new eth?? interface manually 
  29    (usually /etc/rc.inet[12] at boot time). 
  30    7) enjoy!
  32    Note that autoprobing is not allowed in loadable modules - the system is
  33    already up and running and you're messing with interrupts.
  35    To unload a module, turn off the associated interface 
  36    'ifconfig eth?? down' then 'rmmod ewrk3'.
  38The performance we've  achieved so far  has been measured through the 'ttcp'
  39tool   at 975kB/s.  This  measures  the  total  TCP  stack performance which
  40includes the   card,  so don't  expect   to get   much nearer  the  1.25MB/s
  41theoretical Ethernet rate.
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