fxp damages dmesg?

Tim Robbins tjr at FreeBSD.ORG
Fri Sep 12 16:54:08 PDT 2003

On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 02:04:59AM +0400, Sergei Vyshenski wrote:

> Motherboard ASUS CUSL2-C with 815EP chipset and 
> two Intel 82559 Pro/100 Ethernet cards
> exibits the following.
> dmesg reports usual text only a few seconds after reboot.
> Later it displays a single line with a fragment of ipfw log, e.g.
> 167 in via fxp0
> which seems to change with each new activity of ipfw.
> Files /var/log/dmesg.today and /var/log/dmesg.yesterday
> rotate daily as usual and contain similar single line.
> The file /var/run/dmesg.boot still has usual text of dmesg.
> This started not long before 4.9-PRERELEASE
> No crushes at any CPU or network load, and no sane error messages.

This bug has been around for quite a while, and has been reported (at least)
as early as 4.2-R. I think it was fixed in 5.0-current, but I don't remember
the details.


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