Possible regression with msk driver

Olivier Smedts olivier at gid0.org
Wed Nov 11 22:16:12 UTC 2009

2009/11/11 Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.current at mailing.thruhere.net>:
> Hi,
> I just booted a box from 7.2-p4 to FreeBSD 8.0-PRERELEASE #0 r199185. It
> didn't ping, even though the interface was marked up and active. No traffic at
> all.

Sometimes I've got the same problem, unplugging and plugging the
network cable "solves" the problem. I didn't try to diagnose it but it
didn't happen with 7-STABLE.

> The fix was to ifconfig msk0 down; ifconfig msk0 up. From then on, everything
> worked and still is:
> mskc0: <Marvell Yukon 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xe800-0xe8ff mem
> 0xf9efc000-0xf9efffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci3
> msk0: <Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Yukon EC Ultra Id 0xb4 Rev 0x03> on mskc0
> msk0: Ethernet address: 00:1b:fc:e3:9b:6a
> miibus0: <MII bus> on msk0
> e1000phy0: <Marvell 88E1149 Gigabit PHY> PHY 0 on miibus0
> e1000phy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,
> 1000baseT-FDX, auto
> mskc0: [FILTER]
> mskc0 at pci0:3:0:0:       class=0x020000 card=0x826e1043 chip=0x436411ab
> rev=0x12 hdr=0x00
>    vendor     = 'Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Ltd)'
>    device     = 'Yukon PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (88E8056)'
>    class      = network
>    subclass   = ethernet
> msk0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>        ether 00:1b:fc:xx:xx:xx
>        inet 192.168.xxx.xxx netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.xxx.255
>        media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex,flag0,flag1,flag2>)
>        status: active
> Now - this machine still had 7.x /etc/rc.d, but since ifconfig down/up fixed
> the problem I don't know if this is a likely suspect.
> My onsite contact is unavailable right now, but if she gets back I will reboot
> the machine with the mergemaster'd rc.d to see if it's reproducible.
> The machine is a dual core 64-bit running i386 SMP kernel with 4G memory and a
> few ACPI problems:
> ACPI Warning: \\_SB_.PCI0.SBRG.FDC_._FDE: Return type mismatch - found
> Package, expected Buffer 20090521 nspredef-1051
> ACPI Warning: Incorrect checksum in table [OEMB] - 4E, should be 43 20090521
> tbutils-275
> With release around the door, I figured I'd get this out there, at the risk of
> posting  a red herring.
> --
> Mel
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