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+IBM PCI Pit/Pit-Phy/Olympic CHIPSET BASED TOKEN RING CARDS README
+
+Release 0.2.0 - Release
+ June 8th 1999 Peter De Schrijver & Mike Phillips
+Release 0.9.C - Release
+ April 18th 2001 Mike Phillips
+
+Thanks:
+Erik De Cock, Adrian Bridgett and Frank Fiene for their
+patience and testing.
+Donald Champion for the cardbus support
+Kyle Lucke for the dma api changes.
+Jonathon Bitner for hardware support.
+Everybody on linux-tr for their continued support.
+
+Options:
+
+The driver accepts four options: ringspeed, pkt_buf_sz,
+message_level and network_monitor.
+
+These options can be specified differently for each card found.
+
+ringspeed: Has one of three settings 0 (default), 4 or 16. 0 will
+make the card autosense the ringspeed and join at the appropriate speed,
+this will be the default option for most people. 4 or 16 allow you to
+explicitly force the card to operate at a certain speed. The card will fail
+if you try to insert it at the wrong speed. (Although some hubs will allow
+this so be *very* careful). The main purpose for explicitly setting the ring
+speed is for when the card is first on the ring. In autosense mode, if the card
+cannot detect any active monitors on the ring it will not open, so you must
+re-init the card at the appropriate speed. Unfortunately at present the only
+way of doing this is rmmod and insmod which is a bit tough if it is compiled
+in the kernel.
+
+pkt_buf_sz: This is this initial receive buffer allocation size. This will
+default to 4096 if no value is entered. You may increase performance of the
+driver by setting this to a value larger than the network packet size, although
+the driver now re-sizes buffers based on MTU settings as well.
+
+message_level: Controls level of messages created by the driver. Defaults to 0:
+which only displays start-up and critical messages. Presently any non-zero
+value will display all soft messages as well. NB This does not turn
+debugging messages on, that must be done by modified the source code.
+
+network_monitor: Any non-zero value will provide a quasi network monitoring
+mode. All unexpected MAC frames (beaconing etc.) will be received
+by the driver and the source and destination addresses printed.
+Also an entry will be added in /proc/net called olympic_tr%d, where tr%d
+is the registered device name, i.e tr0, tr1, etc. This displays low
+level information about the configuration of the ring and the adapter.
+This feature has been designed for network administrators to assist in
+the diagnosis of network / ring problems. (This used to OLYMPIC_NETWORK_MONITOR,
+but has now changed to allow each adapter to be configured differently and
+to alleviate the necessity to re-compile olympic to turn the option on).
+
+Multi-card:
+
+The driver will detect multiple cards and will work with shared interrupts,
+each card is assigned the next token ring device, i.e. tr0 , tr1, tr2. The
+driver should also happily reside in the system with other drivers. It has
+been tested with ibmtr.c running, and I personally have had one Olicom PCI
+card and two IBM olympic cards (all on the same interrupt), all running
+together.
+
+Variable MTU size:
+
+The driver can handle a MTU size upto either 4500 or 18000 depending upon
+ring speed. The driver also changes the size of the receive buffers as part
+of the mtu re-sizing, so if you set mtu = 18000, you will need to be able
+to allocate 16 * (sk_buff with 18000 buffer size) call it 18500 bytes per ring
+position = 296,000 bytes of memory space, plus of course anything
+necessary for the tx sk_buff's. Remember this is per card, so if you are
+building routers, gateway's etc, you could start to use a lot of memory
+real fast.
+
+
+6/8/99 Peter De Schrijver and Mike Phillips
+