re0: 2 link states coalesced.
jpeg at thilelli.net
Mon Jan 30 22:28:46 PST 2006
>>>>I filled one a year ago, for the very same problem (encountered for two
>>>>years now). See Problem Report kern/80005 for more information. I
>>>>think that another user (Emmanuel Duros) tried to speak with Realtek on
>>>>that point, not sure if there is feedback on it though...
>>>>Sorry not to have better news.
>>>Is this NIC available outside of Clevo D41EV laptop? As PCI or PCMCIA
>> As far as i know, people who encounter this behaviour all use an
>> onboard ethernet adapter. Emmanuel Duros with an MSI motherboard,
>> Hans Nieser using a Clevo D41EV and me with a D480V (also known as D47)
>> and based on a SiS M648FX 963 chipset.
> I also have this problem, with a Gigabyte (brand) motheboard.
> It's very annoying waiting for the "random" try which finally gets
> the link to come up (and once in a while seems to never come up).
> Windows2000 on the same machine has no problem.
I didn't seen this behaviour under GNU/Linux, NetBSD (1.6.2 to 2.0.2)
and Windows Server 2003 Ent-Ed. On the other hand, i can see this
"timeout" with SXCR (b27a to b30), even if it seems quicker to boot
than with FreeBSD.
> However, I have a datapoint which might give somebody a clue as to
> the problem. Windows2000 was also doing the link-up/link-down dance
> when I had the ethernet cable accidentally connected to the uplink-only
> port of an old 100Mb hub (yes hub). Since it's a gigabit interface,
> I'm presuming that the Realtek has the modern auto-uplink feature
> which tries to figure out if a cable "crossover" is needed. Perhaps
> the FreeBSD driver for the Realtek sets some bad default for the phy ???
>> I don't really know if there is a PCI or PCMCIA version of this adapter,
> Since Realtek ethernet controllers are "popular" (with manufacturers)
> because of their low cost, I'd expect many cheap gigabit PCI cards to
> use them. Unfortunately I can't give you a specific brand (and often
> the cheap cards seem to have no discernible name on them anyway :( ).
Just for information, Lasse Østerild has test a cheap Gigabit Ethernet
based on a RealTek 8169S-32 chipset (PCI version[*]), using the same
SUNWrge driver as i did for this kind of adapter and seems not encounter
the problem, at least he didn't mentionned it...
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