em(4) support for 82573 1000/PRO nic on 5.x [was: Re: em on 5.x]

Jade Spangenberg jspangenberg at speche.com
Thu Sep 22 11:13:49 PDT 2005

I had this same issue with an Intel Pro 1000 nic.  I just
downloaded/installed the current driver from Intel and all was good.  The
driver I'm referring to is here:


Hope that helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Hector Lecuanda
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 12:10 PM
To: Gavin Atkinson
Cc: freebsd-stable at freebsd.org; John Baldwin
Subject: Re: em(4) support for 82573 1000/PRO nic on 5.x [was: Re: em on

On 9/22/05, Gavin Atkinson <gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 13:53 -0700, Hector Lecuanda wrote:
> > On 9/20/05, John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 20 September 2005 01:55 pm, Hector Lecuanda wrote:
> > > > I have an Intel 82573 1000/PRO nic. I've seen that the 4.x branch
> > > > supports this device, but 5.x does not.
> > > >
> > > > Is support for this device to be included in the near future?
> > > > who can I contact regarding patches to make it work?
> > >
> > > Erm, the em(4) driver is in 5.x.  Also, this mailing list is more for
> > > questions about writing device drivers.  For more general questions
> > > either the questions@ or stable@ mailing lists.
> >
> > Thank you, i will redirect my query to the appropriate mailing list.
> >
> > Perhaps i should have explained that the em(4) driver in 4.x does
> > include support for the Intel 82573 1000/PRO nic; while the one in 5.x
> > does not. =(
> >
> > Is it planned to merge the work on 4.x to 5.x and HEAD?
> > i tried to recompile the kernel with the 4.x sources for the em(4)
> > driver, but obviously a lot has changed in the kernel, and as luck
> > would have it, my attempt did not yield any success.
> Support seems to be in HEAD and therefore 6.x already.  It looks like 5
> has simply been missed.  I suspect all that is needed in the 5 branch
> are the following changes, though that is untested:
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/cvs-all/2005-May/121728.html
> I actually have one of the affected cards which I was planning to use in
> a 5-STABLE machine in the (semi-)near future, thanks for pointing out
> the issue!
> Gavin
How can I get the patches to update my source? i've been fiddling with
cvsup and the web interface for CVS, but no luck.. hehe.. there must
be a straightforward way and i cant seem to figure it out..


-Hector Lecuanda
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