[ECOS] Re: Interfacing directly to the low level ethernet driver, how??

Grant Edwards grante@visi.com
Mon Jul 2 14:50:00 GMT 2007

On 2007-07-02, Michele Paselli <triguelon@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks guys, since in my specific application I don't need any
> other networking stacks I think I'll start implementing the
> I/O ethernet driver without any synchronization. My only
> concern is about Redboot, which also has a small networking
> layer.

RedBoot's network layer already supports raw packets, you might
not need to do anything.

> May I have problems with it if I don't synchronize packets?

RedBoot is single threaded, so there's no need for
synchronizing anything.

> Of course I guess that then I'll not be able anymore to debug
> my system with ethernet but I can always do it with serial.
> Also, in my case I need to be extra fancy, because I have to
> receive ethernet packets in promiscouos mode, so even if the
> destination address in the packet is different from the one of
> the receiver one. Grant, I guess your driver will be built on
> top of the device specific one, so it will not be so different
> from mine. If your employer allows you, I would be grateful if
> you could contribute it, otherwise thanks anyway for your
> help.

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