Realtek integrated nic problem
pyunyh at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 01:10:24 UTC 2011
On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 03:57:02AM -0300, Nenhum_de_Nos wrote:
> On Sun, September 25, 2011 03:46, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 03:32:36AM -0300, Nenhum_de_Nos wrote:
> >> On Sat, September 24, 2011 22:12, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> >> > Surely this is something to take up with the pfsense team?
> >> about the compiling issue yes, but yet the info about the if_re.ko is of
> >> great value here :)
> >> as Jeremy said, the maintainer would be the best person to answer this
> >> :)
> > I believe Adrian's point (and it's 100% valid) is that for pfSense
> > issues you really need to bring them up with the pfSense folks. We all
> > recognise pfSense is based on FreeBSD, but it's a fairly customised
> > environment.
> > Point is that mailing a FreeBSD list about issues centralised to pfSense
> > isn't the best choice; for example, you wouldn't mail the lkml list
> > about an issue with Red Hat. You have to bring these issues to the
> > distributor's attention first.
> > The other benefit is that by bringing it to the pfSense folks'
> > attention, it may be possible to get a patch or updated driver brought
> > in to the pfSense tree, which could fix the problem for future users.
> > The FreeBSD mailing lists, generally speaking, have no idea what the
> > state of things is with pfSense. For example *I* have no idea what
> > FreeBSD version they use, what custom modifications they have in place,
> > etc.. I follow FreeBSD, I don't follow pfSense. :-)
> I know Jeremy. I just said about pfSense as I thought it would give some
> context about the problem, but my issue now that I know 8.2 would run the
> nic fine (thing FreeBSD related, I suppose), is if is safe to run one .ko
> from 8.2 on 8.1. I just asked here because I think its related to FreeBSD,
No, you should have to rebuild kernel with updated re(4) driver.
Probably pfSense guys would be able to release new driver. Or they
can give you right direction to rebuild kernel.
Sorry, I don't use pfSense so don't know how this could be done.
> regardless of pfSense being the target box. If on FreeBSD it is possible,
> I'll find out about pfSense afterward. My focus here is FreeBSD.
> no intention to make a big deal about this, nor to make off-topic
> questions here. If it is seen as such, I'll shut up then.
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