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Question: Transmit function

Forum: Device Drivers
Re: Note Re: Network Device Drivers (Paul Gortmaker)
Keywords: network driver prototype functions
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 20:55:37 GMT
From: Joerg Schorr <>

> 3) Transmit function
>         Linked to dev->hard_start_xmit() and is called by the
>         kernel when there is some data that the kernel wants
>         to put out over the device. This puts the data onto
>         the card and triggers the transmit.

Well, i'm having to some work with network on linux, and i also 
noticed this part for transmit; but the PC i am working on, uses
a  WD80x3 card (using the wd.c driver), and as it seems the transmit function
is wd_block_output; but where are between the dev->hard_start_xmit
and the wd_block_ouptut?? 
I haven't it out for the moment. 


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