FreeBSD 7.1 Breaks re and rl Network Interface Drivers

Sascha Holzleiter sascha at
Tue Jan 13 06:52:38 PST 2009

Jung-uk Kim wrote:
> On Monday 12 January 2009 12:21 pm, Sascha Holzleiter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> i see similar problems with a re card:
>> re0 at pci0:4:7:0:	class=0x020000 card=0x816710ec chip=0x816710ec
>> rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
>>      vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
>>      device     = 'RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
>>      class      = network
>>      subclass   = ethernet
>> After upgrading to 7.1-RELEASE (and also STABLE) the NIC doesn't
>> seem to receive any frames. I can see the DHCP Requests on the DHCP
>> Server but the DHCPOFFERS are never seen by the client with the re0
>> device. After setting promiscious mode on the interface (i.e. by
>> tcpdump -ni re0) the interface begins to work fine.
>> I've attached a complete dmesg output, but i think the detection
>> works fine, here the short version:
>> re0: <RealTek 8169SC/8110SC Single-chip Gigabit Ethernet> port
>> 0x9c00-0x9cff mem 0xdfdff000-0xdfdff0ff irq 20 at device 7.0 on
>> pci4 re0: Chip rev. 0x18000000
>> re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
>> miibus0: <MII bus> on re0
>> rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211B media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
>> rgephy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX,
>> 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto
>> re0: Ethernet address: 00:1a:92:35:29:fa
>> re0: [FILTER]
> Please revert SVN r180519 (or CVS r1.95.2.22) and try again:

Thanks! This fixed my problem. I now have DHCP and a running network 
interface again with a 7.1-STABLE and the reverted r180519 changes.
If you need to test another version for the changes in r180519 let me 
know and i'll test them on this machine.


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