7.1-R to RELENG_7 upgrade breaks re nic

Steve Wills STEVE at stevenwills.com
Wed Feb 25 20:15:42 PST 2009

On Feb 25, 2009, at 11:10 PM, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
>> I get 3 link state DOWN/UP notices when DHCP client starts. It works
> That's normal(Technically this is not correct behavior but it's the
> way how it was implemented in driver).

Ok. Not a huge deal, but would be nice to fix, of course.

>> for exactly 60 seconds after boot, then stops.
> I guess re(4) thinks it lost established link. How about unplug and
> then replug UTP cable? Would you show me "devinfo -rv | grep phy"?

rgephy0 pnpinfo oui=0x732 model=0x11 rev=0x2 at phyno=1

>>                                               Patch from earlier "fun
>> with if_re" thread didn't help,
> Your issue is completely different one.

Ok, good to know.

>>                                if_re.c from -CURRENT failed to build.
> You have to use if_re.c/if_rl.c and if_rlreg.h from CURRENT to
> build it on stable.

Ok. I can test that if you wish.

>> Reverting back to rev fixes it.
> Your controller looks like RTL8168D PCIe controller. ATM I have no
> idea why if_re.c does not work. I'll let you know if I
> find a clue.

Ok. I'm happy to test any patches.


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