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NAME

     cm — SMC Arcnet Ethernet device driver

SYNOPSIS

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel
     configuration file:

           device isa
           device cm

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in
     loader.conf(5):

           if_cm_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

     The cm driver provides support for the Arcnet ISA network adapters.

     This driver also has quirks preset in the device.hints(5) file for card detection.

HARDWARE

     The cm driver supports the following card models:

     ·   SMC90c26
     ·   SMC90c56
     ·   SMC90c66 in '56 compatibility mode.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES

     When the NOARP flag is set on the cm interface, it does not employ the address resolution
     protocol described in arp(4) to dynamically map between Internet and Ethernet addresses on
     the local network.  Instead it uses the least significant 8 bits of the IP address as the
     hardware address like described in RFC 1051 and RFC 1201.

     With the IFF_LINK0 flag cleared IP/ARP/RARP encoding is done according to RFC 1201 that is,
     with Packet Header Definition Standard header and packet type 212 / 213.  The MTU is
     normally 1500.  The IFF_LINK0 flag is cleared by default.

     With the IFF_LINK0 flag set, IP and ARP encoding is done according to the deprecated RFC
     1051 encoding, that is with simple header, packet type 240 / 241, and the MTU is 507.

     When switching between the two modes, use
           ifconfig interfacename down up
     to switch the MTU.

DIAGNOSTICS

     The following driver specific error messages may be reported:

     reset: card reset, link addr = 0x%02x (cm%d)  The card is being reset and a new link address
     assigned.

     srint: restarted rx on buf cm%d  The rx buffer has been emptied and will be reset.

SEE ALSO

     netintro(4), watchdog(4), device.hints(5), ifconfig(8), watchdog(8)

HISTORY

     The cm device was ported from NetBSD by Max Khon <fjoe@FreeBSD.org> and first appeared in
     FreeBSD 4.6.  This manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

AUTHORS

     This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes <trhodes@FreeBSD.org>.  The IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     section was submitted by
     Max Khon <fjoe@FreeBSD.org> and originated from NetBSD.

BUGS

     The cm driver code could do with a bit of improvement, it would be nice if some one could
     come along and take care of this.

     The IMPLEMENTATION NOTES section is specific to all Arcnet devices (see
     sys/net/if_arcsubr.c) and should be moved to a more generic location.