re/rl for 6-STABLE (Was Re: FreeBSD 7.1 Breaks re and rl Network Interface Drivers)

Clifton Royston cliftonr at
Sun Mar 8 23:41:48 PDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 03:03:46PM +0900, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> Thanks a lot! This is the report I had been waiting for. I've
> committed the patch to HEAD(r189555).

  As long as you're thinking about the re/rl driver, I have been
meaning to report to you that the patch you've posted for 6-STABLE
has been working fine on 6.4-RELEASE with a Gigabyte motherboard using
an onboard RTL8168 Gigabit Ethernet chip.

  It was unidentified with 6.4-RELEASE, but after I applied the patches
I found described at 
and rebuilt the kernel, it was detected and worked properly.  (I don't
have a Gigabit switch, so I'm only running at 100baseTX at present.)

  -- Clifton

uname -v:
FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE #0: Thu Mar  5 21:32:53 HST 2009 root at

dmesg output:
re0: <RealTek 8168/8168B/8168C/8168CP/8111B/8111C/8111CP PCIe Gigabit Ethernet>
port 0xd000-0xd0ff mem 0xe1110000-0xe1110fff,0xe1100000-0xe110ffff irq 17 at dev ice 0.0 on pci2
re0: Chip rev. 0x3c000000
re0: MAC rev. 0x00400000
miibus0: <MII bus> on re0
rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211B media interface> on miibus0
rgephy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto

pciconf -lv output:
re0 at pci2:0:0:   class=0x020000 card=0xe0001458 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
    device     = 'RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet

ifconfig output:
        inet x.y.z.w ...
        inet x.y.z.v ...
        ether 00:1f:d0:cd:3c:9c
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
        status: active

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