pyunyh at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 19:10:26 PDT 2005
On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 12:40:40PM -0400, Miles Nordin wrote:
> When I do 'kldload if_bge' i get:
> bge0: <Altima AC9100 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x105> mem 0x10000-0x1ffff at device 3.0 on pci2
> bge0: firmware handshake timed out
> bge0 PHY read timed out
> bge0: MII without any PHY!
> device_attach: bge0 attach returned 6
> Is this expected?
> I'm looking for a good card to do forwarding of high pps on a Netra T1
> 200, because AFAICT gem and hme aren't documented to support interrupt
> mitigation nor polling(9). Will em(4) work on sparc64? Do people
> have other suggestions?
Polling support for hme(4) is one of item in my TODO list. It's not
complex and easy to add polling support code but I have no idea
polling on SMP really helps.
At present em(4) does not work on sparc64.
It's old patch but you may see the point.
There is also bge(4) patch(http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/bge.patch.0908).
Due to recent bge(4) changes it wouldn't apply cleanly but I think you
can patch the driver manually.
More information about the freebsd-sparc64