5.16. Realtek RTL8169 - emllRTL8169

The parameters to the Realtek RTL8169 Link Layer are setup-specific. The function “CreateLinkParmsFromCmdLineRTL8169” in EcSelectLinkLayer.cpp demonstrates how to initialize the Link Layer instance.

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Common link parameters. Signature must be set to EC_LINK_PARMS_SIGNATURE_RTL8169

EC_TRUE: copy buffer before processing, EC_FALSE: Use buffers from DMA (default)

Acknowladge errors in interrupt handler

Receive buffer count. Must be a power of 2, maximum 1024

Transmit buffer count. Must be a power of 2, maximum 1024

Don’t use Mdio to set up the PHY

5.16.1. RTL8169 usage under Linux

Because the Linux Kernel module de-initializes the PHY on unloading, Linux must be prevented from loading the r8169 module on startup.