6.2 bge regression

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Mon Jan 29 09:41:45 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-Jan-29 17:01:05 +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>I have some Supermicro P8SCT based systems I would like to run 6.2 on,
>unfortunately something between 6.1 and 6.2 has broken bge on this board.
>This board has 2 bge's and the first one is on before the BIOS hands off to
>the OS (I can see the activity light flash) but when the kernel attaches the
>light stops flashing. An ifconfig says 'no carrier'.

Do you have a better idea than "between 6.1 and 6.2" as to when it broke?
There was a fair amount of work on bge in that time so knowing CVSup dates
or revisions could be useful.

What speed switch are you using?  Auto-negotiate or hard-wired?  If
you have a managed switch, does switching between hard-wires and
auto-negotiate have any effect?

I have an older bge (BCM5705 A3 NIC/PHY) running 6.2 and the initial
ifconfig (during rc.d processing) normally reports "no carrier" but
it recovers in a second or so (it's OK by the time ntpdate wants
the network).  I presume you find that ifconfig is still reporting
no carrier once it's in multi-user mode.

Peter Jeremy
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