CAS(4) BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual CAS(4)NAMEcas — Sun Cassini/Cassini+ and National Semiconductor DP83065 Saturn
Gigabit Ethernet driver
To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
kernel configuration file:
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
following line in loader.conf(5):
The cas driver provides support for the Sun Cassini/Cassini+ and National
Semiconductor DP83065 Saturn Gigabit Ethernet controllers found on-board
in Sun UltraSPARC machines and as add-on cards.
All controllers supported by the cas driver have TCP/UDP checksum offload
capability for both receive and transmit, support for the reception and
transmission of extended frames for vlan(4) and an interrupt coalesc‐
ing/moderation mechanism as well as a 512-bit multicast hash filter.
The cas driver also supports Jumbo Frames (up to 9022 bytes), which can
be configured via the interface MTU setting. Selecting an MTU larger
than 1500 bytes with the ifconfig(8) utility configures the adapter to
receive and transmit Jumbo Frames.
The chips supported by the cas driver are:
· National Semiconductor DP83065 Saturn Gigabit Ethernet
· Sun Cassini Gigabit Ethernet
· Sun Cassini+ Gigabit Ethernet
The following add-on cards are known to work with the cas driver at this
· Sun GigaSwift Ethernet 1.0 MMF (Cassini Kuheen) (part no. 501-5524)
· Sun GigaSwift Ethernet 1.0 UTP (Cassini) (part no. 501-5902)
· Sun GigaSwift Ethernet UTP (GCS) (part no. 501-6719)
· Sun Quad GigaSwift Ethernet UTP (QGE) (part no. 501-6522)
On sparc64 the cas driver respects the local-mac-address? system configu‐
ration variable which can be set in the Open Firmware boot monitor using
the setenv command or by eeprom(8). If set to “false” (the default), the
cas driver will use the system's default MAC address for all of its
devices. If set to “true”, the unique MAC address of each interface is
used if present rather than the system's default MAC address.
Supported interfaces having their own MAC address include on-board ver‐
sions on boards equipped with more than one Ethernet interface and all
SEE ALSOaltq(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), vlan(4), eeprom(8), ifconfig(8)HISTORY
The cas device driver appeared in FreeBSD 8.0 and FreeBSD 7.3. It is
named after the cas driver which first appeared in OpenBSD 4.1 and sup‐
ports the same set of controllers but is otherwise unrelated.
The cas driver was written by Marius Strobl ⟨marius@FreeBSD.org⟩ based on
the gem(4) driver.
BSD May 3, 2010 BSD