[ECOS] building RedBoot for a PC with an NIC other than 82559 or 82544

Nick Garnett nickg@ecoscentric.com
Mon Dec 8 13:50:00 GMT 2003

"Mike at VirginNet" <mister.chips@virgin.net> writes:

> Hi,
> I have been trying to introduce the eCos 21443 ethernet driver into the PC
> build of RedBoot.  I tried working on the config of the RedBoot package in
> configtool, but there doesn't seem to be a mechanism for importing an
> existing device driver into a platform.
> I can imagine that there may well be some tailoring of the source code
> necessary, given that the 21143 driver was presumably not developed for a pc
> target.  But there doesn't seem to be a defined process for it.
> Also I have picked up the NE2000 driver which was posted some time back, and
> I've 'added' it to the i386 driver set, but there is no instruction on how
> to add it to the pc platform. Presumably the same instructions will apply
> here.

The ususal mechanism for doing this is to add a new target in
ecos.db. Take a look at how the i82544 PC driver is handled for an

Nick Garnett                    eCos Kernel Architect
http://www.ecoscentric.com      The eCos and RedBoot experts

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