Unknown Re0 Hardware version

YongHyeon PYUN pyunyh at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 23:23:12 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 04:01:10PM +0200, Willem Jan Withagen wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm assembling a few system with a ASUS P8 H161-MLE motherboard
> which was supposed to have a 'Realtek® 8112L, 1 x Gigabit LAN 
> Controller(s)' onboard.
> And to be honestly I never expected that version not to be supported.
> Just booted 8.2-RELEASE on it, and the Installer crashed when I wanted 
> it to config the ehternet.
> Rebooted, and re0 kicks in. But gives a HW revision not supported.
> It claims HW revision 0x2c800000.
> Is this supported in later 8.2-Stable??? Or in 9.x??
> I'm willing to tinker with the code to recompile the re0 driver.

Your controller looks like RTL8168E VL and support for the
controller was added after 8.2-RELEASE.
Either update your source to stable/8 or patch your source tree
with back-ported re(4) driver for 8.2-RELEASE like the following.

1. Fetch http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/re/8.2R/if_re.c and
   copy it to /usr/src/sys/dev/re directory.
2. Fetch http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/re/8.2R/if_rlreg.h and
   copy it /usr/src/sys/pci directory.
And rebuild your kernel and your controller should be recognized in
next boot.

> --WjW

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